Asia to discuss his new CD at signing event

Rich Amada
July 26, 2000

The University of Arizona's resident composer, Daniel Asia, will be featured guest at Barnes and Noble's music department in Foothills Mall for a signing and discussion of music on Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m. Asia will be discussing his current CD release, "Songs from the Page of Swords." Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the composer.
Asia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College, where he studied music and European history. He attended the Yale School of Music where he received a Master of Music degree.
In 1977, Asia became the founder, co-music director and conductor of the New York-based Musical Elements, a contemporary chamber ensemble. After a year of study in Berlin, he joined the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1981-1986). He completed a two-year residency in London as visiting lecturer at City University. He then came to Tucson to assume his current position of associate professor and head of the composition department at the UA's School of Music and Dance.
Asia also served as Composer-In-Residence with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, 1991-94, through the "Meet the Composer" Orchestral Residencies Program.
Asia has written four symphonies, a piano concerto, and a wide array of chamber and solo literature. His music is published by Merion Music (Theodore Presser Co.) and appears on disc on New Worlds Records, Albany, Koch International Classics and Etcetera.
The news media may call Asia at 520-621-7020, for more information.


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