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Jon Welstead

Area Head, Composition & Technology

Professor, Composition & Theory


BM, Piano Performance/Education, Midland University
PhD & MM, Composition/Theory, Electronic Music, University of Iowa


Jon Welstead’s works include compositions for instrumental ensemble, electronic/computer music, music for dance and over 100 theatrical presentations and films, presented both nationally and internationally. Welstead just finished a two-year term as the Vice President for Programs for the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). Some of his music awards, performances, commissions and grants include: CINE Golden Eagle and INTERCOM Film Festivals Awards of Excellence, Delius Chamber Music Award, American College Theatre Festival Awards of Excellence, Invitational Bourge Electronic Festival, Music Midwest Festival, Emerald City Classic Performance Award for music in dance, Los Angeles New Music Festival, New Music America- New York, EuCue Festival, Canada, Florida ElectroAcoustic Music Festival, Netherlands International Experimental Theatre Festival, Bessie Schoenberg Theatre Foundation, Baltimore Theatre Project, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and (SEAMUS) (past) Vice President for Programs for Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States.