Associate Professor of Music and Department Chair

Department: Music

Contact

Office: Bixler 217
Phone: 207-859-5674
Fax: 207-859-5635
Email: jfhallst@colby.edu

Mailing Address

5674 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Education

Ph.D./M.F.A., The University of Iowa, 1981
B.M., Oregon State University, 1977

Areas of Expertise

  • Music theory, composition, and conducting
  • Computer music
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Literature and rudiments of music

Professional Information

Jonathan Hallstrom teaches music theory and composition, conducts the Colby Symphony Orchestra and directs the multimedia studio. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller, Exxon, and Sloan Foundations for his work in computer-generated sound and interactive multimedia and has been a featured composer at many national and international conferences and festivals, including SEAMUS, SCI, ICMC, The New Music America Festival, The Bourges “Sonneries Utopiques” festival and IRCAM’s Portes Overtes series. From 1990-1995, Mr. Hallstrom served as Consulting Director for the Juilliard Music Technology Center. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Keele’s Center for Music Technology in England and a visiting composer at The University of Lancaster (England), Marshall University, and Colgate University. As a conductor, Mr. Hallstrom has appeared in recent years with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, the Keele (England) Symphony Orchestra, L’orchestre du Dixième (Paris), The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and The University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin New Music Ensembles. He has also appeared as a conductor/clinician at numerous high school orchestra festivals throughout the United States.

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU153 A Introduction to Music Theory Through Composition
MU341 A Music History III: Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries