Lucas Oickle

Residence: Lower Branch, Canada

Lucas Oickle received his BMus in Composition in 2013 from Acadia University, where he studied with JUNO award-winning composer Derek Charke and composer / performer / conductor Dinuk Wijeratne. He was the Featured Student Composer of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra’s 2012–13 season (culminating in his first piece for full orchestra, Constellations), and in the spring of 2013 his chamber piece The Great Firewall of China was selected from over 100 submitted scores to be performed by the TEMPO New Music Ensemble in College Park, Maryland. He has also twice received the E.A. Collins Award in Music (Composition) from Acadia University (in 2011 and 2012) and his solo flute piece Amaranthus Caudatus II (2011) won the open composition class at the 2013 Nova Scotia Kiwanis Festival.

Date: May 4, 2013

Source: JTTP 2013