Baljinder Sekhon, classical music composer
is a composer and percussionist who currently lives in Tampa, FL. Sekhon's award winning music ranges from works for full orchestra to gamelan ensemble to electronic music. Throughout this website you can listen to sound clips, view score examples and purchase sheet music. Sekhon currently teaches composition and electronic music as a faculty member of the University of South Florida School of Music.
Baljinder has received numerous commissions, most recently from percussionist Michael Burritt, violist John Graham, the Boehmler Foundation, DoublePlay Percussion Duo, and Massimo La Rosa (principal trombonist, The Cleveland Orchestra). Last year, Sekhon was honored with a commission by the Eastman School of Music's Musica Nova ensemble for a new work for Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold. The resulting work, Post, was premiered at Eastman in 2009 under the direction of Brad Lubman. Also at Eastman, his works have been performed by The Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Philharmonia, Composers' Sinfonietta, OSSIA New Music Ensemble, Eastman Percussion Ensemble and many soloists and chamber ensembles.
Currently, Sekhon teaches Introduction to Computer Music II and Basics of Orchestration at the Eastman School of Music where he is completing a PhD in Composition. He also serves as the instructor for Electronic Music at the Eastman Community Music School where he has designed and implemented a new music technology program. Previously, he has taught Composition for Non-Majors and Computer Notation/Calligraphy at Eastman and has taught composition and percussion masterclasses at numerous public schools along the east coast. He holds an MA in Composition from the Eastman School and a BM in Music Theory/Composition from the University of South Carolina. His composition teachers have included Mario Davidovsky, David Liptak, Robert Morris, John Fitz Rogers, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Allan Schindler, Yehudi Wyner, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
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