Composer Commissioning Program

The ISMTA Composer Commisioning program is a great way for composers of any age range from all across the United States to showcase their talent at both the state level with their piece being performed at the state conference and they have a chance to compete nationally against other state winners for the MTNA Distinguished Composor of the year competition. 

2017 Composer Dallin Gull

Dallin Gull, 16, is a junior at Park City High School in Utah. Born in Connecticut, he has lived most of his life in Naperville, Illinois.  He studies music at the Utah Conservatory, where his primary teachers are Dr. Daniel Harrison for piano and Dr. Susan Neimoyer for composition.  As a child he studied with Dara Konatarevic at North Central College and Viktoria Piatakova, until his recent move to Park City.  In addition to piano, he has studied violin and oboe.  Other then music, Dallin has recently discovered a love for drama. He is currently playing the role of Fester in the musical “The Addams Family” at his high school.

"I read a lot of fantasy, and music to me is the magic of this world. To us, music is just a staple of life, just like magic is normal in every sword and sorcery novel. Even the most powerful of sorcerers would wish for music if they only read about it in books. I would like to thank everyone that enjoyed my music and I hope this will be the shining start of my musical career.”