Composer Jude Vaclavik, of Houston, has been an Evening Division faculty member since 2014. He has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, New York Choreographic Institute, the New York Youth Symphony, and American Festival for the Arts, among others. He was composer in residence with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (2011-12). His work has been performed in leading venues throughout North America, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, and the Hobby Center. He has done collaborations with librettist Royce Vavrek, visual artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen, and choreographers Ernst Meisner and Daniela Cardim. He has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Juilliard’s Palmer Dixon Prize, and ASCAP, among others. At Utah State University, Vaclavik was assistant professor of music theory (2011-12) and visiting instructor of music theory (2010-11). He is assistant director for performance activities in the Pre-College Division and orchestral conducting coordinator for the College Division at Juilliard. Vaclavik received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate from Juilliard, where he studied composition with John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse. He was an Aspen Fellow with Anders Hillborg and Christopher Rouse (2008).