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UMFK professor and local composer Scott Brickman releases CD

August 10, 2016

University of Maine at Fort Kent Professor of Music and Education, Dr. Scott Brickman, will have his CD “96 Strings and 2 Whistles” released on the Ravello label (RR 7940) of Parma Recordings on August 12, 2016.

BRICKMANBrickman's CD “96 Strings and 2 Whistles,” features five compositions of his performed by Pianist Beth Levin and members of Eight Strings & a Whistle, Suzanne Gilchrest – flute, Ina Litera – viola, and Matt Goeke – 'cello.

Four of these five compositions, written since 2010, have been composed especially for these performers and have received performances both in Maine and New York City.

This is the third CD released by Ravello records featuring Brickman's music, the others being “Dear Darwin” in 2014 and “Winter and Construction” in 2012.

On Wednesday, August 10, Flutist Suzanne Gilchrest and Pianist Gregg Biss, will perform Scott Brickman's 2011 composition, “Wind Power” during the SummerKeys Faculty Concert Series in Lubec, Maine. This is one of the works Gilchrest recorded on the “96 Strings and 2 Whistles” CD, where she is accompanied by pianist Beth Levin.

Adding to his success as a composer, Brickman's Piano Trio no. 1 was premiered in L'viv, Ukraine by members of the Phoenix Ensemble on July 29. It was entered in the Bruno Maderna International Composition Contest, and along with composers from Croatia, Spain and Iran. Piano Trio No. 1 was awarded a “Special Mention” citation. Additionally, his trio will be published by Aldebaran Editions, an Italian Music Publishing Company.

Dr. Scott 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.

“96 Strings and 2 Whistles” is available in both hard copy and as a download on iTunes and Amazon, and also through Parma's website.