Austin Shadduck graduated from the University of Rochester in 2008 with a B.A. in Music then relocated to Madison, Wisconsin to work as a Digital Sheet Music Specialist for Musicnotes.com. Also in Madison, a growing interest in traditional Japanese music led him to the shakuhachi, an end-blown bamboo flute, which he studies with Michael Chikuzen Gould, Grand Master of the instrument. In 2011 he received his M.A. in Music Composition from Queens College, CUNY under the guidance of Bruce Saylor. He currently resides in NYC and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center, composition studies with Tania León.
The Marriage of Figaros (2015), for clarinet and piano
Igor Begelman, clarinet; Steven Beck, piano
White Funk (Under the Influence) (2010), for string quartet
Performed by Dynamic Motion String Quartet