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UMFK professor and local composer Dr. Scott Brickman sought out for European Music Festival

November 15, 2017

photo of Dr. Scott BrickmanUniversity of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman, will be featured on an upcoming CD release titled, American Piano Series, Vol. 3, by PnOVA Recordings later this month. 

Dr. Brickman will be part of a concert tour in New England the first week of November to promote the CD release. Pianist Martin Jones will perform his composition, Piano Sonata, mvt. 1 and 2.

Dr. Brickman has released three other CD’s of his works over the last few years.  This will be his fifth time as part of a compilation. His two symphonies have been performed by the Kiev Philharmonic and L’viv Chamber Orchestra, and he was recently sought out to compose music for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the Bukovian November Music Festival in the Ukraine. These event swill take place through the second week of November at the Lviv Organ Hall and the Organ Hall of Chernivtsi Philharmonie. 

“A Ukrainian friend of mine is helping to coordinate the Bukovian Music Festival in honor of the 500th anniversary of scholar Martin Luther nailing his 95 thesis to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle Church,” said Dr. Brickman. “They wanted international composers to feature aspects of different religions in their works. Mine are in Hebrew from selections of the Old Testament in honor of my Jewish, Catholic, and Lutheran family history.”

“One of the pieces I wrote, the 130th Psalm, will be sung in Latin and Hebrew at the same time,” said Dr. Brickman. “And the grand finale will be sung in Latin, Hebrew and German at the same time. This a truly unique event.”

Dr. Brickman holds music degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Brandeis University. Dr. Brickman has taught at UMFK since the fall of 1997. He teaches courses in Music, First Year Experience, and Education.