Twila Bakker (MA ’11)

Twila Bakker is originally from Edmonton, Canada where she attended the University of Alberta for her Bachelor's degree with a double major in History and Music. In 2011, she completed her Master's at the University of Victoria with the thesis, 'Two Responses to Modernism: Minimalism and New Complexity in Solo Flute Repertoire', which explored select examples of flute repertoire composed between 1975-1996, demonstrating similarities between two seemingly divergent genres of twentieth-century music in their response to Modernism. Twila's doctoral research at Bangor University (UK) focuses on the American composer, Steve Reich's Counterpoint works. She is a recipient of Bangor University's 125 Anniversary Research Scholarship, and has presented her research throughout North America and Europe.