Teddy will return home to Minneapolis, Minnesota to perform a solo piano recital of original works on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at 7:30pm in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota! Click here for more information. Free concert, no tickets required.
Teddy was awarded a 2017 ASCAP Plus Award in composition! He previously received the award in 2015 as well. The ASCAP Plus Award is generously given to several emerging composers each year.
Co-authored with Kyle Adams, “The Day the Ear Stood Still: Aural Skills with a Theremin” was published in Indiana Theory Review (vol. 33). This pedagogical case study details the use of a Theremin as a vocal substitute for an aural skills student suffering from severe asthma. Click here to read on JStor, or check out my Publications page!
Teddy composed a new work for soprano, clarinet, and cello based on three classic Korean sijo texts, for a Sejong Cultural Society of Chicago event at the Chicago Poetry Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 21.
On August 26, Miriam Friedman (oboe) and Julia Sheriff (piano) performed Teddy’s Oboe Sonata (2014) in Chevy Chase, Maryland on the inaugural concert of StageFree Music. Check out their website here. The program consisted entirely of chamber music composed during the past 10 years!
On July 17-21, 2017, Teddy and Dr. Kyong Mee Choi, Head of Composition at Roosevelt University, hosted the first ever Summer Composition Institute at Roosevelt University! The Institute was a great success, and we hope to build this program in the future. More information on this year’s program can be found by clicking here.
From June 18-24, 2017, Teddy served as staff pianist for the 2017 Robert Walters English Horn Seminar at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley, CA. The week culminated in a joint recital with Mr. Walters (Cleveland Orchestra) and bassoonist Judith LeClair on June 23; a review can be found here. This marks the 12th summer overall that Teddy has worked at a Hidden Valley masterclass.
On May 8, 2017, pianist YunKyung Rachel Choo delivered a “superb performance” of Teddy’s “Three Korean Minyo” (2014) at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, at the annual Rutgers University Piano Gala.
In April 2017, Teddy received tenure at Roosevelt University and promotion to Associate Professor of Core Music Studies.
On March 3, 2017, maestro Alastair Willis and the CCPA Contemporary Ensemble of Roosevelt University premiered Teddy’s “Grand Teton” (2017), a 14-minute work for small orchestra. The premiere can be heard here.
Cellist Madeline Fayette and the New York Classical Players, conducted by founder Dongmin Kim, premiered Teddy’s “Concertino on Themes of Haydn” on Feb. 17-19, 2017, in New York and New Jersey. A video of the premiere can be seen here.
“excellent and sensitive…”
Performing Arts Monterey Bay
“…pianist Niedermaier impressed us with his easy mastery of a complex and difficult score, plus also producing a rich tonal palette and some lovely phrasing.”
“After several minutes of this interesting instrumental dialog of melodic and rhythmic gestures, the piano joined in with a mysterious obbligato in the bass that developed its own intensity and eventually emerged into a lovely and significant solo. This work was beautifully and effectively written for all three instruments. It was an impressive debut for Niedermaier…”
“…rich and exciting sonorities… a strong sense of musical development… adept at finding varied and structurally appropriate directions in which to take the tuneful motifs and ideas that he works with.”
“…two selections from Three Korean Minyo…were presented as a New York Premiere. They were a highlight of the evening. We heard the songful “Bluebird, Bluebird” and the rather jazzy “Song of the Roasted Chestnuts” – both folk song transcriptions full of character and color.”
New York Concert Review
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