February 28, 2003
Scott Brickman, associate professor of music at the University of Maine at Fort Kent had his composition Vacationland (2002) for computer processed sounds, programmed recently as part of the SCI Region VI Conference at Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
The Conference consisted of ten concerts featuring the works of 40 composers selected from 314 submissions by 96 composers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Vacationland has been featured in three performances during 2002, in Southampton, United Kingdom in September, at the Northern Arizona University in October and in November at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.
Brickman also composed Sketches of Maine in 1999, which has been recorded by pianist Jeffrey Jacob and available on New Ariel AE 005 CD.
Brickman who was born in Oak Park, Illinois holds a B.M. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Music Theory/Composition from Brandeis University. His music has been performed in major cities throughout the United States as well as in Brazil, Canada and Portugal, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia.
Brickman teaches music theory and history at UMFK and was approved for promotion to associate professor with tenure in September 2002.
Since 1998, Brickman has been the co-chair of the New England Region of the Society of Composers, Inc. and is also treasurer of the Northeast Chapter of the College Music Society.
He has taught at the Chautauqua Institution, as well as having served as a reader for the High School Advanced Placement Music Exam.