LINTHICUM-BLACKHORSE

Composer | Researcher | Pipe-carrier | Two-Spirit

North American Music Composer & Doctor of Musical Arts

CV/Resumé (pdf)

William Linthicum-Blackhorse

[ˈwɪl-jəm] [ˈlɪns-kəʊm] [ˈblæk-hɔrs]

(b.1989)

is an LGBT+ “Two-Spirit” (he/him, they/them) Music Composer in North America that has been actively commissioned, writing music for ensembles and performers across the globe. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Western Music Theory, performed as a Guest Artist for numerous ensembles, and spearheaded efforts to expand and innovate the repertoire for Lakota traditional choral music. His works include a wide array of themes stemming from his cultural, environmental, and spiritual influences; namely his Hispanic, European, and Indigenous heritages. He is currently a freelance composer living in the United States of America.

Dr. Blackhorse began composing on his own at the age of 12, subsequently attending Baylor University in 2007 to study Aerospace Science. In 2014 he was accepted into the graduate program for composition at Texas Tech University, completing his Master’s degree in 2016 and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in 2019 concluding with his capstone musical drama:

The Raven, performed jointly by Moonlight Musicals Co. and TTU Opera (video)

Dissertation Paper (pdf)

The Arts make us feel truly alive…and that is why we keep going back to them.

English

ði ɑrts meɪk əs fil ˈtruli əˈlaɪv…ənd ðæt ɪz waɪ wi kip ˈgoʊɪŋ bæk tu ðɛm.

IPA

Lowáŋpi kiŋ úŋ oyáte líla wíyuškiŋpi…čha hé úŋ gleúŋkhiyapi s’a.

Lakȟótiyapi

Šúŋkawakȟaŋ Sápa

“Dr. Blackhorse”

[ˈʃũ-kɑ-wɑ-kʁʰɑ̃] [ˈsɑ-pɑ]

Wóolowaŋkáǧa, Wíyukčaŋtȟáŋka, Čhaŋnúŋpa Yuhá, Wičákte

Šúŋkawakȟaŋ Sápa

“Dr. Blackhorse”

is an American Indian Pipe-carrier in the traditional spirituality of the Lakȟóta Sioux of South Dakota, United States of America. He has a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from Texas Tech University and actively advocates for the LGBT+ community he is a part of.

As a Lakȟóta Pipe-carrier, he has spent years participating in ceremony and spiritual education with a desire to provide factual and honest information to the public. In 2021, the Medicinal Opportunities of the Sioux American Indian Culture initiative, or M.O.S.A.I.C., was launched as a platform that consolidates the research and knowledge of traditional spirituality. Dr. Blackhorse learned from prominent chiefs and medicine men, wičháša-wákȟ, like Albert White Hat Sr., Sičháŋǧu Lakȟóta, among other spiritual leaders.

“Everything in Lakȟóta Spirituality is based in reality.”

-A. White Hat Sr.

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陸黑馬

“威廉·林思从·黑马”

北美作曲家黑馬博士

(生于1989年)

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『艺术赋予生命意义, 这就是我们不断追寻它的原因』

陸黑馬

活跃于为世界各地的乐团和表演者创作音乐。他曾在大学担任西方音乐理论的兼职教授,并作为客座艺术家,与众多乐团合作演出。除此之外,他一直致力于拓展乐器的延伸技术曲目。他的音乐作品包含了许多来自他自己文化、环境和信仰的主题。他目前是居住在美国的作曲家。

黑馬博士 从12 岁开始自学作曲。在 2014 年,他被德克萨斯理工大学录取为作曲专业硕士研究生,并于 2016 年获得了硕士学位。紧接着在 2019 年,他完成了音乐艺术博士学位(DMA),毕业作品音乐戏剧《乌鸦》(The Raven), 被月光音乐剧集团和德州理工大学歌剧系合作演出,并得到各界广泛的好评。

简历(pdf)