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Book a Lesson with Julius Bucsis
Julius Bucsis is an award winning composer, guitarist, music technologist, and educator.
He has played guitar for over 40 years with extensive performance experience in rock, jazz, and improvisational music. He has released two CDs of guitar-oriented instrumental music, For Those Who Don’t Fit In (1998) and Traveler’s Tales (2000). Recently he has combined many of his guitar-related influences with his keen interest in computer generated sounds and has been performing a set of all original pieces with electric guitar and computer. Some recent performances have included appearances at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland; An die Musik and The Windup Space in Baltimore, Maryland; Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Springs, Maryland; the Woodbury Arts Festival in Woodbury, New Jersey; and several Composer's Voice concerts in New York City. Videos of some performances can be seen on his YouTube channel.
He composes music in many styles. His recent works have included contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, and jazz influenced compositions and his pieces have been accepted into many juried concerts, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He was awarded the Excellent Achievement Prize by the Musicacoustica Beijing 2012 composition competition for I Am Who Am I (fixed media). This piece was also accepted into CSUF New Music Festival – WEALR 2013, ICMC 2013 held in Australia, Argentina’s CICTeM 2013, Soundwalk 2013 and Mexico’s XXXVI International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez 2014. In the Interest of Time (fixed media) was accepted into Electronic Music Midwest 2011, Soundcrawl 2012, Electroacoustic Barn Dance 2012, Tutti New Music Festival 2013, SEAMUS 2013, and Circuit Bridges 2 held in 2014. Blue (fixed media) was accepted into CICTeM 2013, Soundwalk 2013 and Electroacoustic Barn Dance 2013. Quintessence’s Breath among the Branes (electric guitar and live processing) was accepted into SEAMUS 2012, Ireland's Hilltown New Music Festival 2012, and Soundcrawl 2012. Convection (violin) was accepted into the My Dad’s Violin film project in 2012, the SCI Region 1 Conference 2013, SCI Region 5 Conference 2014, and the SCI National Conference 2014. Spin Cycle (fixed media) was accepted into the 60x60 East Coast Mix 2013. Solifluction (trumpet, violin, viola, and electronics) was accepted by the Soundproof Ensemble for their autumn 2012 tour. A Glimpse beyond the Event Horizon (fixed media) was accepted into KC Soundwalk 2012 and SEAMUS 2014. Introspection (English horn) was accepted by Anne Goldberg for a Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert performance in New York City in 2013. A Journey beyond the Event Horizon (computer based interactive audio-video installation) was accepted into Iceland’s RAFLOST 2011 and Singapore’s SI13: NTU/ADM 2013. Some Writings of Spring (fixed media) was accepted into Lewis University’s Fall musicBYTES 2013, Taiwan‘s WOCMAT 2013, and the 14th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology. Yellow (fixed media) was accepted into the International Csound Conference 2013 and WOCMAT 2013. Persisting Memories (piano, viola, and flute) was accepted by Sophia Yan, William Lane and Izumi Nikaido for a performance in Hong Kong in 2013. Satoyama (clarinet and guitar) was accepted by Thomas Piercy and Vilian Ivantchev for a Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame concert performance in New York City in 2014. The Drama in Her Eyes (fixed media) was accepted into Italy’s DIFFRAZIONI Firenze Multimedia Festival 2014. He has received commissions from the Emily De Padua - Mark Zelesky duo for Row Play (piccolo and toy piano) and from the Soundproof Ensemble for Aurora (flugelhorn, violin, viola, and electronics).
Julius has taught guitar for almost 30 years and has developed a thorough and structured method of teaching that is flexible and takes into account the responses of each student. He is a Berklee and Rowan University alumnus and has an MM in computer music, a BM in music composition, an AA in music, and a Master’s Certificate in music production and technology. He also studied privately with Dennis Sandole for eight years.