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David Martynuik

  • David MartynuikAssociate Professor

    Director, IUP Marching Band

    Theory and Composition

    Contact Info

    Cogswell Hall 202

    dmartynu@iup.edu

    724-357-7985

    Courses

    IUP Marching Band

    Theory

    Composition

    Marching Band Techniques

    Degrees

    PhD, Florida State University

    MM, University of Michigan

    BA, College of New Jersey

    Biography

    David Martynuik is an associate professor of Music and director of the marching band at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He teaches theory, composition, and orchestration. As a composer and arranger, Martynuik’s compositions have been performed across the United States. His most recent collaborations have included composing music for the IUP Dance Company fall 2016 production of Blood Wedding, based on Frederico Lorca’s play. The Barkada Saxophone Quartet (grand prize winners of the 2013 Fischoff Chamber Music competition) premiered his “Alta Vita,” quintet for piano and saxophones, in November 2016 with pianist Anastasia Antonacos. The performers will also present the quintet on tour during the spring 2017 semester with recitals at Shenandoah Conservatory, the University of West Virginia, and IUP.

    Other recent compositions include “Slablóblian Folk Suite” for the Eastern Standard Trio, “Three Bagatelles” for clarinet, horn and piano, “Silva Noctis,” sonata for cello and piano, and the completion of Symphony #1, “the Greening Leaf,” premiered in April 2015 with the IUP Symphony Orchestra with soprano soloist Mary Logan Hastings. In 2012 his “Circulo de tiempo” (texts by Antonio Machado) for choir, flute, cello, and harp was premiered by the Rowan University Concert Choir under the direction of Christopher B. Thomas. His “Quintet for Clarinet and Strings” was premiered by the Litton String Quartet in April 2010. His “Songs of Memory and Imagery,” based on texts by Rita Dove, are available from Ludwig Masters, Inc.

    Opportunities for composing for film included music for the MLB production of Intersecting Sparks. The film was a Silver Winner at the 2013 Davey Awards, received a recognition of excellence at the 2014 National Broadcasting Society Convention in Hollywood, California, selected for the 2015 National Communications Association Film Festival, and has been shown on PBS stations throughout the country. In 2013, the Pittsburgh-based Unseam’d Shakespeare Company commissioned six songs for their production of the Davenant and Dryden production of The Tempest. In a review of the performance, one of the songs for Ariel was “not only humorous, but somehow sublime” (Entertainment Central, 6/18/2013). In addition, Martynuik provided music for the fall 2015 Theater-by-the-Grove production of Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters.

    Links

    IUP Marching Band