Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Institution: University of Colorado
Jane Rigler flutist, composer, improviser and educator is known for her innovations in new flute performance, techniques and unusual musical vocabulary. She is a featured performer in contemporary music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe as a soloist and chamber player. Jane’s compositions include solo acoustic pieces inspired by language to complex interactive electronic works that pay homage to communities, language and the sounds of the environment. Jane is a Deep Listening Certificate holder and offers exploratory listening workshops for all people. She is a Japan-US Friendship commission winner (2009-10), and in 2016 her five-country European solo tour was supported by Composers Now, NewMusicUSA and other granting foundations. You can hear Jane on various labels such Neuma, Tzadik, Porter, DewDrop, Sachimay, etc. As an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) in the VAPA interdisciplinary arts department, she teaches flute, composition, improvisation, sound art, computer music and listening.