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Faculty Profiles: Hundley, M. Shawn

This guide provides information on Bethune-Cookman University faculty, including their research interests, accomplishments and activities, and brief biographical details.

Dr. M. S."Shawn" Hundley

Brief Biographical Sketch

Dr. M. Shawn Hundley is currently Department Chair and Associate Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Bethune-Cookman University. His works have been performed around the country, Caribbean, and Europe by accomplished soloists, chamber groups, and collegiate ensembles among others. His works have been also published under Trevco-Varner Music, and recorded under Albany Records and Summit Records. The Music Teachers National Association named him “Distinguished Composer of the Year” in 2011 after winning a commission from the Florida State Music Teachers Association. He was also honored to be a recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Most recently, his new works were commissioned by the Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy and James Jenkins of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He was selected as a finalist for the American Prize in Chamber Music in 2016, and prior to that his new works were performed and recorded by pianist Rose S. Grace and the PEN Trio. He has taught composition and theory courses at Stetson University and Florida State University.
Dr. Hundley holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music in Music Composition from Florida State University where he studied composition with Ladislav Kubik and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky, a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Radford University studying with Bruce Mahin, Daniel Crozier and Mark Camphouse.