Composer Bruce Faulconer received advanced musical training in composition at The University of Texas with composers Hunter Johnson, Karl Korte, Joseph Schwantner, and Eugene Kurtz. While studying at The University of Texas at Austin, he was awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree with High Honors in Theory and Composition, a Master of Music Degree in Composition, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition. He has also received two Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Ohio State University as a composer in residence.
Awards and Commissions
Faulconer's music has been acknowledged by numerous national and international performances and from competitions sponsored by organizations including:
the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra (first prize)
the Fort Worth Symphony (first prize)
the World Saxophone Congress (second prize)
the International Gaudeamus Music Week
the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo
the Texas Manuscript Archives.
Faulconer has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Midwestern Composers Alliance, McLean-Paris Foundation, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, violist David Lowe, Bethany College, Texas Composers Forum, Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, North Texas City Faire Arts Project, the MacDowell Colony, and BMI. Faulconer has also received commissions from the Voices of Change, Bethany College, Marygrove College, and the University of Texas Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.