• 1995, Jere Hutchenson in his studio. image

    1995, Jere Hutchenson in his studio.

  • 2012, Leon Gregorian, Ron Newman, Jere Hutchenson, and Phil Sinder. image

    2012, Leon Gregorian, Ron Newman, Jere Hutchenson, and Phil Sinder.

  • First Annual Composers’ Symposium of Wind Music, November 13, 1976. Persichetti, guest composer. image

    First Annual Composers’ Symposium of Wind Music, November 13, 1976. Persichetti, guest composer.

  • 1995, Jere Hutchenson in the classroom. image

    1995, Jere Hutchenson in the classroom.

  • Celebrating 50 years of mentorship and creative composition. image

    Celebrating 50 years of mentorship and creative composition.

Honoring Jere Hutcheson

Celebrating 50 years: Reflections from students and colleagues.

Jere Hutcheson has now been active at MSU as a composer, teacher, and mentor for 50 years. During that time he has created a body of imaginative, dynamic, and superbly crafted works, that span an amazing range of genres and ensembles. He has taught a diverse range of students who continue to have a major impact in the field of music composition and beyond, nationally and internationally. His mentorship covers a broad range of students in the areas of performance, theory, and music education spanning this momentous era.

With continued success and contributions ahead, it is fitting to mark this occasion with a collection of reflections from colleagues and former students of Jere Hutcheson.