Composer/performer Craig Bove earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern’s School of Music and completed his formal training with a PhD at SUNY Buffalo, studying under such New Music luminaries as Morton Feldman, LeJaren Hiller, Donald Erb, David Felder, and Bernard Rands. His compositions have been performed throughout the country in both live performances and radio broadcasts. He has served as the conductor of the Middlebury Wind Ensemble and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Opera Theater pit orchestra and has performed, conducted and presided over concerts of new and standard repertoire including performances at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the BOCA Art Center in New York, KPFA Radio in San Francisco, and NPR Radio affiliates in New York, Vermont and California. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has premiered several of his orchestral works.
Bove’s own music has evolved from repetition and overlapping of cycles of events at various structural levels into what now could be described broadly as a pairing of poetic and prosaic, regularly and irregularly recurring events, the rigorously controlled and the freely conceived. His most recent works have taken as their sources the model of a perpetually evolving psychological narrative as an associate/guide to the persistence of nascent sound. He has written for orchestra, various combinations of chamber groups, and vocal ensembles. At CPCC, Bove taught music theory, music history, and composition. He also served as chair for the music department. He is now retired from teaching but continues to write.