Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral Program

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition offers an annual yearlong position to an exceptionally promising composer writing contemporary classical music.

The CCCC provides researchers with facilities and resources to develop new works for performance by the ensembles-in-residence. Researchers also participate in the CCCC’s workshops and colloquia; coach musicians on contemporary music practice; and teach one class each year in the University’s College Core curriculum. This singular opportunity allows composers in the early stages of their careers to gain unprecedented exposure and intellectual engagement in the dynamic setting of the University of Chicago's prestigious music composition program.

2021-22 Postdoctoral Researcher: Felipe Tovar-Henao

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The University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC) is pleased to announce composer Felipe Tovar-Henao as the 2021-22 Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in the Division of the Humanities. Tovar-Henao will develop new works to be performed by the Grossman Ensemble and Quatuor Diotima, as well as other guest artists during the upcoming season. He will also teach an undergraduate course, provide undergraduate music lessons, and participate in the Center’s workshops and events.

“Dr. Tovar-Henao has a superior ear for musical nuance, blending, and close listening. The intricacy of his refinement is alluring. His music is at once visceral, ardent, inventive, gentle, dream-like, vivid, and muscular,” said University Professor Augusta Read Thomas, Director of the CCCC. Read more.