Chicago-based Composer Visits Theatre Classes

Chicago-based Composer Visits Theatre Classes

April 12, 2017

Alumnus Michael Huey (’09), a Chicago-based composer, will be on campus April 11-14 visiting theatre classes, attending rehearsals and meeting with students and faculty.

At an open presentation at 4 p.m. April 13 in the Black Box Theatre, Huey will talk about composing professionally and will play some of his music as he describes his various projects. He will also be answering questions from the audience.

Huey has composed music and designed sound for numerous theatrical productions as well as film and television advertisements. In Chicago, he has worked with such companies as Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass, Adventure Stage, North Park University, The Strange Tree Group, Sideshow and many more. He has worked on several shows that have since gone to Broadway and beyond. He received a Jeff Award nomination for best original score to the production of “The Spirit Play” in 2012. In 2015, Huey composed the music for the Lance Henriksen film “Dark Awakening” in Los Angeles. He has worked with American Girl, providing music and sounds for installations in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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