Uriah Rinzel

Uriah Rinzel

Adjunct Faculty in Music Theory

uriah.rinzel@tcu.edu | 817-257-7232

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Education

DMA - Composition; Texas Christian University 2019
MM - Theory Pedagogy; Southern Methodist University 2015
MM - Composition; Southern Methodist University 2015
BM - Theory and Composition; Dallas Baptist University 2012
AA - Worship and Technical Arts; Christ for the Nations Institute 2007

Uriah W. Rinzel is an award-winning composer in styles ranging from classical to minimalism to hard rock.  He holds a DMA in Composition with cognates in Theory and Musicology from TCU where he studied under Neil Anderson-Himmelspach and Blaise Ferrandino, an MM – Composition from SMU where he studied under Kevin Hanlon and Robert Frank, and also an MM – Theory Pedagogy from SMU under David Mancini, and a BM in Theory and Composition from DBU where he studied with Michael Cox and Barbara Wallace.   He has worked as a record producer, guitarist and arranger for live events and recording sessions. His original composition, “Cowtown Counterpoint” for bass clarinetist, William Hayter and was given its European Premiere in July, 2018 at Clarinetfest in Oostende, Belgium.   He was commissioned by violist Nadia Sirota and SYZYGY (directed by Matt Albert) to compose a piece for viola and amplified chamber ensemble.  “Orca” was premiered at SMU in concert and the group made a studio recording.  “Orca” was among the finalists for the ASCAP Morton Gould in 2014 and won First prize for the 2018 Breaking the Fourth Wall New Music Festival. “Snip,” an electroacoustic work was performed at the 2017 Region VI SCI conference in Arlington, TX.  His wind symphony “Candide” was commissioned and premiered by Jack Delaney and the Meadows Wind Ensemble in May, 2017. Other works include an oratorio, a symphonic poem, a piano concerto, and a rock album.  He taught theory at Austin College and SMU, and currently teaches composition, songwriting, recording, and theory at DBU, theory at TCU, composition at TCC, and guitar at TKU.  Follow at FacebookSoundcloudYoutube and UriahRinzel.com.