Masterclass of composition – James Black





James Black from Copenhagen


August 2013 – June 2015
The Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen, MMus (Composition)
Studying composition with Hans Abrahamsen, Bent Sorensen, Niels Rosing-Schow, and Jeppe Just Christensen, electro-acoustic music with Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjaerg.

October 2011 – June 2012
University of Oxford, MSt Music (Composition), distinction
Studying composition with Robert Saxton; musicology with Susan Wollenberg and Daniel Grimley. Focussing on Polish music in the 1960s and the music of Percy Grainger.

October 2008 – June 2011
University of Oxford, BA Music (Hons), First Class
Studying composition with Philip Cooke; saxophone performance with Martin Robertson (Royal College of Music)

– Hotelejer Anders Mansson og Hustru Hanne Manssons Memorial Scholarship (2014)
– Den Almende Fond (2014) – travel grant to attend Synthetis International Composition Course in Poland
– Runner up in MEETINGS International Composition Competition (2014) for ‘Silk’ for Erhu and ensemble
– Susan Buckee Scholarship (2011) from Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
– James Ingham Halstead Scholar (2011) from the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
– DipABRSM Saxophone performance (2008)


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