Associate Professor (theory/composition)
Music Building, 213
Randy Bauer is a composer and pianist immersed in both the classical and jazz worlds, and teaches courses having to do with composition, music theory, jazz and improvisation. His works have been performed across a range of cities and venues, from Austin to Zagreb, including throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, to New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Zürich, Berlin, Paris, Uppsala, Saint Petersburg, and elsewhere. Premieres of his work have been given by members of the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Brentano String Quartet, eighth blackbird, Detroit Symphony Chamber Winds and Strings, Nash Ensemble of London, No Exit Ensemble, Zeitgeist, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and many others. His music appears on Albany and Cedille Records. He was named a 2013-14 McKnight Foundation Fellow in Music Composition by the McKnight Foundation of Minnesota. He has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and has received many regional and national awards. He holds two degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Johns Hopkins University), and the Ph.D. from Princeton University.