Lars Christensen
4770 N Bonanza
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-1801
larschristensen@yahoo.com
http://members.tripod.com/~lchristensen

A creative and dedicated person with a diverse background
intensely interested in the art of musical composition


OBJECTIVE

A position helping with composition or performance of new musical works

EDUCATION

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Degrees: Bachelor of Music with Honors, Bachelor of Arts, May 1998
Majors: Music composition; math
GPA: 3.98 (summa cum laude)
Relevant areas of coursework:
  • Composition, studied with Daniel Asia and Justin Rubin; works include orchestral, chamber, solo, vocal, choral, and electronic
  • Orchestration
  • Theory, including courses in 16th and 18th century counterpoint, Schenkerian theory, and analysis of post-1950 art music; honors thesis: structural analysis of a section of Ligeti?s ?Requiem?
  • Electronic music, including theory, history, sequencing, synthesis, sampling, digital audio, outboard gear, and recording
  • Musicology, including in-depth survey of medieval music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Conducting, including live experience

EXPERIENCE

Math and Science Learning Center, the University of Arizona
Tutor (February 1996 - May 1998)
  • Tutored, performed office duties, and led training sessions
  • Voted Tutor of the Year (1996-97) out of staff of 25
  • College Reading and Language Association Master Tutor certification

Tucson Blues Society, P.O. Box 30672 Tucson, AZ 85751-0672
Assistant to Membership Chairperson (on call 1992-1996)
  • Assisted address and membership changes on mailing list

Perspective, University High School, 421 N. Arcadia Tucson, AZ 85711
Back Page editor (September 1991 - May 1993);
Coordinating editor (September 1993 - May 1994)
  • Assisted in writing, editing, layout, publication, distribution, and budgeting of school newspaper

BOOST Program, University High School
Group leader (June 1992)
  • Tutored, performed office duties, and planned sessions

SKILLS

Computers: Macintosh and IBM
  • Music notation. Finale
  • Music sequencing. Performer, Studio Vision, and Finale
  • Digital audio. Sound Designer
  • Word processing. Word, Works, and Word Perfect
  • Spreadsheets. Data Perfect, Excel, and 123
  • Layout. PageMaker
  • Graphics. Photoshop, Illustrator, and Canvas
  • Internet. Navigator, Mosaic, and Internet Explorer
  • Programming. HTML and Pascal

Musical Instruments:
  • Piano. Formal studies for ten years, solo performance experience
  • Bass guitar. Playing for eight years, performance and recording experience in rock groups, acoustic duos, and jazz combos
  • Voice. Three years in university choirs, including top undergraduate choir
  • Percussion. Drumset and steel drum performance and recording experience
  • Guitar, mandolin, saxophone, trombone, and tuba. Some experience

Languages: reading knowledge of German, Russian, Spanish, French, and Chinese

REFERENCES

Available upon request