Professor of Music Theory Composition
Jody Nagel joined the Ball State University School of Music faculty in 1992 and is now professor of music theory and composition. His compositions have been performed both in many American cities and in various other countries all around the world. He won an ASCAP Young Composers Award in 1988 for a chamber orchestral work, and in 1993 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Sydney, Australia. Performances of Nagel's works have been given at conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). Nagel was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended North Allegheny High School in Wexford. He received his D.M.A. degree in composition from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 where he had been the recipient of a doctoral fellowship. He received the M.A. degree in theory and composition from the University of Pittsburgh (1985), and the B.A. degree from Marietta College (1982) where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His principal composition teachers have included Eugene Kurtz, Dan Welcher, Donald Grantham, Russell Pinkston, Karl Korte, Morton Subotnick, Peter Sculthorpe, Stephen Montague, Wayne Slawson, John Peel, William Buelow, and David Berlin. Co-editor of the small Austin-based music publishing company, Jomar Press, Nagel is also dedicated to helping circulate new works by younger composers.