Ivan Elezovic (DMA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) studied composition, music theory, and electronic music at the University of Manitoba, McGill University, and the University of Illinois working with Michael Matthews, Randolph Peters, Zack Settel, Alcides Lanza, Guy Garnett, Erik Lund, and Scott Wyatt.

After receiving the Presser Award in 2001, he went to IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique) where he studied with Brian Ferneyhough and Marc-André Dalbavie. A year later, he was accepted at the Internationales Musikinstitut in Darmstadt, Germany where he worked with Isabel Mundry, Tristan Murail, Robert HP Platz, and Valerio Sannicandro.

Dr. Elezovic’s compositional output ranges from acoustic to electroacoustic works including mixed media, and has been recognized by numerous competitions and festivals:

North America
(Jackson MS, Vancouver BC, Albany GA, New London CT, Charleston IL, St. Louis MO, Fort Smith AR, Knoxville TN, Fayetteville AR, Romeoville IL, West Palm Beach FL, Miami FL, Raleigh NC, Portland OR, Nashville TN, Monmouth OR, Santa Fe NM, Murfreesboro NC, Lexington KY, Stockton CA, Gettysburg PA, Kansas City KS, Oberlin OH, Ames IA, Denton TX, Los Angeles, CA, Montreal QC, Tempe AZ, Toronto ON, DeKalb IL, Amherst MA, New Smyrna Beach FL, Iowa City IA, Bloomington IN, Winnipeg MB);

South America
(Mar del Plata Argentina, Guadalajara Mexico, Havana Cuba, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires Argentina);

Europe
(Belgrade-Novi Sad-Kragujevac-Zrenjanin-Smederevo-Pancevo-Kanjiza Serbia, Belfast Northern Ireland, London-Leeds-Liverpool-Stafford-Lincolnshire England, Valencia-Barcelona Spain, Rome Italy, Paris France, Bremen Germany, Vienna Austria);

Australia
and Asia (Auckland New Zealand, Sydney Australia, Seoul South Korea).

Dr. Elezovic's compositional style, honed and refined in Europe and North America, demonstrates both a dedication to craftsmanship and a ceaseless pursuit of innovative conceptual goals. He strives for abstract inventions based on which he has been driven into direction of multidisciplinary research and writing in which a number of successful projects came as a product of collaborations with various academics across diverse artistic disciplines. As a consequence of such approach, instrumentation for every new composition is rather driven by the best possible interpretation and clarification of new ideas. By creating such an approach, it offered many possibilities for manipulation of different music parameters where the final outcome and conceptual solutions become very often limitless. He was teaching composition, music technology, and music theory courses at the University of Illinois, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Mahidol University, Nova Southeastern University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Presently, Dr. Elezovic is an Associate Professor and Coordinator in Music Theory and Composition at Jackson State University.

Latest update: Dec.17.2019
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