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Sebastian Birch

Sebastian Birch | Associate Professor

Office/Department: School of Music
Location: 6000 Frank Ave NW
Phone: 330-244-3359
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Sebastian Anthony Birch is Assistant Professor of Music at Kent State Stark Campus where he teaches theory, composition, electronic sound production and piano. He earned his DMA from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Donald Erb and his MM and BM from Cleveland State University studying with Bain Murray, Edwin London and Rudolph Bubalo.

Dr. Birch has composed works for many mediums and venues including the opera Ligeia, the musical, Cricket on the Hearth, The Hidden City, a suite for piano commissioned by the city of Cleveland and Argentum, a work for “flutes and silverware” commissioned by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

He has been commissioned electronic and acoustic works by Cleveland Ballet, The Tom Evert Modern Dance Company, The College of Wooster, andthe University of South Florida.

The song cycle, Trois Chansons, a setting of poems by Charles Baudelaire for soprano and piano, was performed at the 2006 New Music and Art Festival.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Music Composition
  • Theory
  • Theory Pedagogy
  • Music Technology