Gabriel Novak

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Advisor(s): Augusta Read Thomas


Gabriel Novak is a composer and pianist whose music synthesizes elements of jazz, blues and American vernacular with classical and modern sounds and sources. Recent projects have included a piano concerto premiering 2020, two premieres of choral works, "The Answer" and "She'll Find The Sky," a collaboration with ~Nois saxophone quartet, and a virtual choir project premiering June 2020. Novak graduated with a BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a double major in composition and music theory, studying with Keith Fitch, Steven Mark Kohn, and Diane Urista. There, he delivered his senior thesis, "Analytical Multiplicity and the Functional Passing Tone." He is currently pursuing his PhD at The University of Chicago, studying with Augusta Read Thomas.