The Linfield music composition major wrote “A Cloudburst” for string quartet.
A second Linfield student composer, Zach Gulaboff Davis ’14, was also invited to compose a piece for the symposium (see separate story).
The symposium offered Komarek and Davis an opportunity to learn from composers in residence and engage in a creative collaboration with other artists.
“I’m overwhelmingly excited and thankful I have the opportunity to be here,” Komarek says. “The festival is a great environment, with so many talented individuals. The fact that we get to work with masters of composition is a special opportunity.”
Komarek, from Portland, hopes to continue his composition studies in graduate school. He plays piano and sings baritone in the Linfield Concert Choir.