Justin Blackburn has led an active career as a composer, guitarist, and multimedia artist for over ten years. He only recently settled in Chicago, after completing studies at the University of Kansas in music composition with James Barnes and Charles Hoag, electronic music and audio engineering with Bryan Kip Haaheim, and guitar with Rod Fleeman. His music has been performed both here and abroad, most notably in the 2009 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conference in Indiana and the 2008 SoundSCAPE New Music Festival in Pavia, Italy. He was recently commissioned by Hutchinson Community College for a new work for concert wind ensemble, to be premiered in 2011. Other achievements include being a finalist in the 2007 BMI Morton Gould Composition Competition, a 2006 commission for solo
piano from Gabriela Frank, and a collaborative art/sound installation with sculptor Matt Burke at the Lawrence Arts Center in 2008. He has written music for film, jazz big band, symphony orchestra, electronics, chamber ensembles, and much more.
Contact Justin at DrJBlackburn@Gmail.com with any questions or comments!