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Carlyle Sharpe

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
    • Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (1989-94)
  • Master of Music in Composition
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, summa cum laude
    • The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston, Texas (1984-89)


Teaching Experience

DRURY UNIVERSITY

Professor of Music (2012-present)
Associate Professor of Music (2006-2012)
Assistant Professor of Music (2000-2006)

  • Teach the first and second year music theory and ear training core. 
  • Teach upper level courses in counterpoint, analysis and orchestration.
  • Teach individual composition lessons and weekly composers' forum.  


BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor of Music (1998-2000)

  • Taught the first and second year music theory core and participated in structuring the curriculum with the undergraduate theory instructors.  
  • Taught the graduate theory review course.  
  • Coordinated the graduate teaching assistants for the sophomore ear training/sight singing curriculum, overseeing pedagogical issues on a regular basis.  
  • Taught individual composition lessons.  

Part-time Faculty (1994-98)

  • Taught the first year music theory core and participated in structuring the curriculum with the undergraduate theory instructors.
  • Coordinated the graduate teaching assistants for the freshman ear training/sight singing curriculum, overseeing pedagogical issues on a regular basis.
  • Taught music theory of the Classical Period to second semester sophomores: covered chromatic harmony, basic principles of orchestration and discussed the development of musical forms of the period, culminating in sonata form.

Theory for Non-majors (1992-93)

Taught a fundamentals of theory course to non-majors. The first semester reached basic four-part writing, whereas the second semester was able to cover extended analysis of simple sonata forms due to a particularly gifted group of students.

Ear training/Sight singing (1989-92)

Taught various levels of the freshman and sophomore curriculum including the honors level, with a focus on solfège, dictation and sight singing.


BOSTON UNIVERSITY CHORAL SOCIETY

Assistant Conductor and Pianist (Spring 1993-94)


BOSTON UNIVERSITY MARSH CHAPEL

Associate Organist and Choirmaster (Spring 1992-94)


BOSTON UNIVERSITY TANGLEWOOD INSTITUTE

Theory Faculty (1990)

Taught a variety of theory courses which catered to the needs of the various programs at the institute. The levels ranged from fundamentals to advanced counterpoint.

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Affiliated Artist/Keyboard Theory (Spring 1994-98)

Taught basic through advanced keyboard skills in conjunction with the music theory curriculum. Students ranged in skill from beginners to the most advanced pianists and were taught at their corresponding levels.

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ATLANTIC UNION COLLEGE

Part-time Faculty (1994-95)

  • Taught the first semester theory curriculum from fundamentals through simple cadences in four-part writing.
  • Pianist and rehearsal assistant for the Collegiate Chorale and Chamber Singers.
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University Service

DRURY UNIVERSITY

      • Rehearsal pianist for Drury Opera (2005-present)
      • Updated and restructured the music department’s web page to more accurately reflect all of its offerings and to be in line with the student handbook. Maintain all content on the site. (2003-present)
      • Coordinate annual Composers’ Recital (2003-present)
      • Accompany music students in Recital Class and Juries (2000-present)
      • Promotion and Tenure Committee (2008-2011)
      • Oversaw and maintained computer hardware and software in the Garton Electronic Studio (2001-2009)
      • Student Affairs Committee (2005-2006)
      • Presidential Inaugural Committee (2005)
      • Budget Committee (2002-2005)
      • Faculty Affairs Committee (2002-2004)

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Community Service

      • Christ Episcopal Church (Springfield, Missouri)
        -Member of choir (2001-present)
        -Music committee (2001-2007)
        -Substitute organist (when needed)
      • PTA Reflection ProgramMusic Composition Awards, Judge for the State of Missouri (2006)
      • Claude T. Smith Composition Competition at Missouri State University, Judge (2006)
      • Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks Board (2003-2006), President of Board (2003-2005)
      • Colorado Council on the ArtsMusic Composition Artists Fellowships (2001)
      • PTA Reflection ProgramMusic Composition Awards, Springfield, Missouri (2001)
      • PTA Reflection ProgramMusic Composition Awards, Springfield, Missouri (2000)

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Recitals as Pianist

COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Richmond, Virginia (October 20, 2011)

Pianist in the lecture/recital "Joseph Haydn's British Folksong Arrangements: 
Trio Songs for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Piano," presented by Stephen Bomgardner.

COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY PACIFIC SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
Malibu, California (February 11, 2011)

Pianist in the lecture/recital "Joseph Haydn's British Folksong Arrangements: 
Trio Songs for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Piano," presented by Stephen Bomgardner.

DRURY UNIVERSITY FACULTY RESEARCH TALK
Springfield, Missouri (April 12, 2010)

Pianist in the lecture/recital "Joseph Haydn's British Folksong Arrangements: 
Trio Songs for Voice, Violin, Cello, and Piano," presented by Stephen Bomgardner.

FIRST & CALVARY'S 2009-2010 MUSICAL OFFERINGS CONCERT SERIES
Springfield, Missouri (February 21, 2010)

Pianist in a full recital for tenor and piano presented with Stephen Bomgardner.

COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
New Orleans, Louisiana (February 4, 2010)

Pianist in the lecture/recital "The Neglected Chopin Songs: Love and Nationalism"
presented by Stephen Bomgardner.

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Malibu, California (March 18, 2007)

Pianist in a full recital for tenor, soprano and piano presented with Stephen Bomgardner 
and Melanie Emelio.

DRURY UNIVERSITY
Springfield, Missouri (March 11, 2007)

Pianist in a full recital for tenor, soprano and piano presented with Stephen Bomgardner 
and Melanie Emelio.

FIRST & CALVARY'S 2006 MUSICAL OFFERINGS CONCERT SERIES
Springfield, Missouri (August 13, 2006)

Pianist in a performance of Russian songs for tenor and piano presented with 
Stephen Bomgardner.

DRURY UNIVERSITY
Springfield, Missouri (February 20, 2006)

Pianist in a full recital for tenor and piano presented with Stephen Bomgardner.

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Lectures & Master Classes

WESTERN STATE COLLEGE, Gunnison, Colorado (September 24, 2003)

Lectured to the music theory class on my music and my work as a composer.  I presented three works of contrasting styles and discussed the issues which arose in composition and performance of the pieces.

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Mankato, Minnesota (March 18, 2003)

Lectured to the music majors during their weekly Recital Class on my music and my work as a composer. I presented three works of contrasting styles and discussed the issues which arose in composition and performance of the pieces.

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Mankato, Minnesota (January 15, 2003)

Lectured to student conductors on the creative process in choral music and the rehearsal expectations of the conductor. Discussed issues that arose in the preparation of my cantata, Proud Music of the Storm.

SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY, Springfield, Missouri (March 9, 2002)

Pre-concert lecture: Beethoven Symphony No. 8, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Sharpe Native Moments

PROVIDENCE SINGERS, Providence, Rhode Island (November 3, 2001)

Half-hour "Meet the Composer" lecture on Proud Music of the Storm
Half-hour pre-concert discussion of Proud Music of the Storm

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, South Carolina (March 24, 2000)

Lecture: 20th Century Sacred Choral Music by Mainstream Composers
Master Class with student composers

AUSTIN COLLEGE, Sherman, Texas (March 21, 2000)

Lecture: Introducing the Twelve-Tone System to Undergraduates