\ Alvez Barkoskie IV
 Alvez T. Barkoskie IV Alvez T. Barkoskie IV
Alvez T. Barkoskie IV is a native of St. Augustine, FL and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Composition with a second concentration in Organ Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies composition with Yevgeniy Sharlat and has previously studied with Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham. He has also coached with Jeffrey Haas, Professor of Composition of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and Brian Cherney of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Other activities in the Austin include accompanying UT vocalists and serving as Organ Scholar at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church.
In May of 2009, Barkoskie graduated, with honors, from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance as well as in Theory and Composition. He studied composition with Sydney Hodkinson and with Manuel de Murga.
Upon completion of his first year at Stetson he was named a 2004-2005 Outstanding Freshmen in the School of Music. In the spring of 2007 he was accepted into the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and in the spring of 2009 his choral composition “Far in the distance the majestic mountain sighs” received an Award of Excellence from the Stetson University Touchstone 2009 Literary Journal.
For more information, please visit Alphonse Izzo’s website at www.alphonseizzo.com.

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