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Call for Scores

Grand Opening of the new
TCU Music Center

The TCU School of Music is pleased to announce its 2020 Call for Scores of TCU Students and Alumni.

TCU students will perform the winning compositions, judged by our TCU School of Music panel, during the grand opening week of the new TCU Music Center held in Fort Worth, TX: September 22-24, 2020.

The TCU School of Music is honoring the grand opening of their new, state-of-the-art building, the TCU Music Center, which includes a breathtaking and grand lobby entrance, along with the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, a 700 seat, acoustically-perfect concert hall. Four evenings will be dedicated to extraordinary performances by TCU School of Music students and faculty, as well as, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and a recent gold-medalist in the Cliburn International Piano Competition (artist to be announced soon). Each night will feature a pre-concert fanfare to welcome patrons and excite the audience for the concert to follow.

Miles Locke headshotMiles Locke

Miles Locke, a native of Southeast Texas, was raised in the rural town of East Bernard. After studying percussion for two years with Dr. Sarah Burke and receiving his Associate’s degree at Blinn College in Brenham, Mr. Locke transferred to Texas Christian University. While there, he studied with Dr. Brian West, Joey Carter, Jeff Hodge, and Dr. Andrew Eldridge and graduated with his Bachelor of Music Education.

Mr. Locke was a member of the TCU Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion Orchestra, Steel Band, and the Horned Frog Marching Band. He was a member of the Fred Sanford award-winning PASIC drumline in 2012. His drum corps experience includes Revolution and the Boston Crusaders. He has performed in venues such as the Royal School of Music in London, Normandy Beach, and Volterra and Rome, Italy.

Mr. Locke is an active composer and is currently self-published. His compositions range from solo percussion, chamber works, marching percussion, and more. His works and arrangements have been performed around the world, including the 2014 and 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mr. Locke served as the Assistant Percussion Director and private lessons teacher at Keller High School for 3 years and has been a freelance composer and clinician throughout the DFW metroplex since 2015. Currently, he is Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion at Allen High School where he oversees the curriculum for over 140 percussionists grades 6-12. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and Percussive Arts Society.

Patrick Vu headshotPatrick Vu

Patrick Vu is a junior from Allen, Texas and is currently pursuing a double major in Vocal Music Education and Music Composition at TCU. While Patrick enjoys composing music for instrumental chamber ensembles, he especially loves writing choral music and art song and has been commissioned by students, professors, and professionals in the DFW Metroplex. In 2018, he was selected as one of three winners for the International Baccalaureate Film Score Competition as part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration. In the same year, his first choral piece was premiered by Allen High School and is now published under Alliance Music Publications.

When he is not composing, Patrick sings and serves as the tenor section manager in three ensembles at TCU, including the Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Frog Corps. He is a Chancellor’s Scholar and represents both the School of Music and the John V. Roach Honors College as a student ambassador. Patrick studies voice with Dr. San-Ky Kim and composition with Dr. Martin Blessinger.