We are pleased to welcome several new faculty members to the UB Department of Music this spring. Composer Tiffany Skidmore joins our faculty for a two-year term as Visiting Associate Professor in Composition. Dr. Skidmore will be directing our composition seminar and teaching lessons to our distinguished PhD students in composition. A prolific composer of a range of music from operatic and orchestral works to smaller scale chamber, vocal, and electro-acoustic music, Prof. Skidmore brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the position. She is the founder and director of the 113 Composers Collective and director of the annual Twin Cities New Music Festival. Joining her on the composition faculty this spring will be composer Paula Matthusen who will serve as our Slee Visiting Professor for the semester. Dr. Matthusen is a singular voice in music today, well known for her instrumental and electro-acoustic music as well as a number of site-specific sound installations. She is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University and will be directing a graduate seminar in computer music and providing lessons and dissertation guidance to our PhD students in composition.