Dr. Symeon Waseen, composition
Dr. Symeon Waseen holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, having studied with Thomas Wegren, Marilyn Shrude, Robert Morris, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. Dr. Waseen is an active composer/pianist, with performances and compositions having been showcased in both national and international venues such as the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference, Heidelberg New Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, Western Illinois University New Music Festival, College of Southern Nevada New Music Festival, O Instituto Villa-Lobos da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and the University of Florida’s “Front Wave” New Music Festival. Dr. Waseen was awarded the Eastman School of Music "Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize" for his Concerto for Voice and Voices, and was the South Dakota Music Teachers Association 2012 commissioned composer. Dr. Waseen has been teaching theory, composition, and piano at Black Hills State University since fall 2010 and is currently president of the South Dakota Music Teachers Association.