Name: Jose Bevia
Academic Rank: Professor, Music
Department: Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies
School: School of Liberal Arts
Education: Ph.D., M.M., Florida State University
B.M. Berklee College of Music
Jos√© Bevi√° (b. 1972, Alicante, Spain) graduated from the Valencia Conservatory of Music where he studied classical piano with Jos√© Luis de Prado; Berklee College of Music, and Florida State University where he earned a Doctor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition. Bevi√° has studied composition with Ladislav Kub√≠k and Mark Wingate, and jazz piano with Marcus Roberts and Bill Peterson. He has also participated in composition seminars with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ellen Zwilich, jazz composer Bill Holman, and has been a member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop (2006-2009), where he studied with jazz composers Michael Abene, Jim McNeely, and Mike Holober. He has also attended the 2012-2013 American Composers Orchestra Jazz Composers Institute at UCLA and Columbia University, directed by George Lewis. Bevi√° has had his classical and jazz compositions, arrangements, and orchestrations performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Czech Philharmonic, Walter Boudreau and Orquesta Sinf√≥nica del Estado de Michaoc√°n, the American Composers Orchestra, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Works have been commissioned by The Commission Project, the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize, Harpist Arielle, Ferdiko Piano Duo, and The Santo Domingo Flute Project.
He has presented his music at the 2005 North Sea Jazz Festival The Hague, The Netherlands; the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium in Tampa, Florida; the Society of Composers National Conference in Turlock, California; the College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon; the College Music Society Regional Conference at the University of Vermont; the Florida State University Festival of New Music; the Czech-American Music Summer Music Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, the CMS International Conference in Seoul, Korea, the 2013- 2014 American Composers Orchestra Jazz Composers Institute at the University of California LA, and the 2014 NYC Electro-Acoustic Music Festival and has served as composer in residence at the Cit√© Internationale des Arts in Paris, France; the Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden; and a Visiting Artist and Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
In September 2009, Bevi√° released an album of his contemporary classical music on MSR recordings, featuring The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. His second album, with The North Czech Philharmonic, was issued in November of 2015. The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press publishes his compositions worldwide.
Bevi√° is the winner of the 2014 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers in Houston, Texas, the 2011 Lee Ettelson Composer‚Äôs Award in San Francisco, the 2010 International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition in Neapolis, Greece, the 2007 BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize in New York, and the 2006 University of West Florida Phillips Jazz Piano Competition. He was also a finalist at the 2006 Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Composition Contest, the 2009 Artez International Composition Contest in The Netherlands, the 2014 International Composition Competition Citt√° di Udine in Italy, the 2014 New York Composers Circle Competition, and the 2015 Orient/ Occident Composers Competition in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2014 and 2015 Bevi√° received two grants ($1,000 each) from the CCM Center for Teaching Excellence to attend premieres of his compositions: Noit- Alimissa in Sydney, Australia; and Trio No. 4 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.