Faculty Profile

Kirsten Soriano

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Composition Studies
College
College of Music

    

Education

DMA, Northwestern University, 2009.
Major: Music Composition
Dissertation Title: An Analysis and Contextualization for Resonant Strands--Five Piece for Piano, Bowed Piano and String Quartet
MA, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003.
Major: Music Composition
BM, Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, 2001.
Major: Music Theory and Composition

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2024 SPOT
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Spring 2024 SPOT
MUCP 4195.703, Senior Composition Capstone Project, Spring 2024 SPOT
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2023
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Fall 2023
MUCP 5080.704, Composition Seminar, Fall 2023
MUCP 4900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2023
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Spring 2023
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Spring 2023
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Spring 2023
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2023 SPOT
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2023
MUCP 4195.703, Senior Composition Capstone Project, Spring 2023
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2022 SPOT
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Fall 2022 SPOT
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Fall 2022
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Fall 2022 SPOT
MUCP 4685.001, Topics in Composition, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5685.001, Topics in Composition, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUGC 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUCP 4320.002, Orchestration, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUCP 5320.002, Orchestration, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUCP 4195.701, Senior Composition Capstone Project, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 6195.700, Advanced Research in Composition, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUGC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2020 SPOT
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2020
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Spring 2020
MUGC 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2020
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2019 SPOT
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Fall 2019
MUGC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2019 SPOT
MUCP 4695.001, Topics in Contemporary Music, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5695.001, Topics in Contemporary Music, Fall 2019 SPOT
MUGC 6954.709, Dissertation Recital, Summer 5W1 2019
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2019
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Spring 2019
MUCP 2200.001, Composition Seminar, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6954.754, Dissertation Recital, Spring 2019
MUGC 6950.733, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2019
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2018 Syllabus
MUCP 4180.703, Advanced Composition III, Fall 2018 Syllabus
MUCP 2200.001, Composition Seminar, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5080.700, Composition Seminar, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Fall 2018
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2018 Syllabus
MUCP 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2018 Syllabus
MUCP 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2018
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Spring 2018
MUCP 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUCP 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUCP 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Fall 2017
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2017
MUCP 4910.702, Special Problems, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5910.702, Special Problems, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2017
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Spring 2017
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Spring 2017
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2017
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Fall 2016
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Fall 2016
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2016
MUCP 6465.001, Topics in Contemporary Music, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2016
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUCP 4910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015 Syllabus
MUCP 5910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUCP 5910.703, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2015
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Spring 2015
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2015
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2014
MUCP 5185.703, Concentration Composition, Fall 2014
MUCP 4460.001, Contemporary Music, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUCP 5460.001, Contemporary Music, Fall 2014
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Fall 2014
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2014
MUCP 3190.703, Advanced Composition II, Spring 2014
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Spring 2014
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
MUCP 4320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUCP 5320.001, Orchestration, Spring 2014
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Spring 2014
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Spring 2014
MUCP 3180.703, Advanced Composition I, Fall 2013
MUCP 5080.700, Composition Seminar, Fall 2013
MUCP 6190.703, Doctoral Composition, Fall 2013
MUCP 5190.703, Master's Composition, Fall 2013
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
MUCP 5180.703, Secondary Composition, Fall 2013
MUCP 4080.703, Secondary Composition II, Fall 2013

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

CD Recording - Chamber
Soriano, K. A. "Flutter" for violin and harp. http://www.crimsonduo.com/
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Color and Texture".
CD Recording - Ensemble
Soriano, K. A. (2011). "Breathturn" for choir.
CD Recording - Solo
Soriano, K. A. (2009). "Constellations" for solo piano. Natura cycle.
Cycles of Music Compositions
Soriano, K. A. (2019). "Transformative States" for wind ensemble. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/transformativestatesfinalscore
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Natura" cycle of eleven extractable works ranging from solo instrument to full orchestra. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/naturacycle
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Dream-Paths" for female voice and chamber ensemble. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/dreampathsall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "The Waters of Time" cycle for soprano and chamber ensemble. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/watersoftimeall
Soriano, K. A. (2009). Dissertation Piece: "Resonant Strands" for piano, bowed piano and string quartet.
Journal Article
Soriano, K. A. (2016). "Finding My Voice as a Composer and a Glimpse into the Natura Cycle". 22(1), 1-4. IAWM--International Alliance for Women in Music.
Manuscript
Soriano, K. A. (2009). Dissertation Document: "An Analysis and Contextualization for Resonant Strands, a Cycle of Five Extractable Works for Piano, Bowed Piano and String Quartet".
Music Composiiton
Broberg, K. A. (2022). 'Hear my Voice' for SSAATTBB choir, strings and percussion. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianohearmyvoice
Music Composition
Broberg, K. A. "And Still We Rise" for SATB Choir. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "As One Listens" for SATB Choir. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Breaking the Code" feature film score. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Drift" for marimba quartet. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Elegy" for SATB Choir. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Now I Remember" for SATB Choir. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Of Things Longed for Still" for SATB Choir. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. "Without Words" for solo piano. Denton, Texas: Self published.
Broberg, K. A. (2022). "A Time for Everything" for SSAATTBB choir. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianoatimeforeverything
Broberg, K. A. (2022). "Aqua Luminous" for violin and harp. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianoaqualuminous
Broberg, K. A. (2022). "Canticles from the Ends" of the Earth cycle for SSAATTBB choir and orchestra (one hour). https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianocanticlesfromtheendsoftheearth
Broberg, K. A. (2022). "Love is Patient" for SSAATTBB choir and strings. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianoloveispatient
Broberg, K. A. (2022). "The Waters of Time" cycle for female voice and chamber ensemble (50 minutes). https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianothewatersoftime
Broberg, K. A. "Aura" for solo microtonal clarinet. https://issuu.com/home/published/auraall
Broberg, K. A. (2021). "Creation" for orchestra. Canticles from the Ends of the Earth cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/kirstensorianocreation
Broberg, K. A. "Unfold" for solo viola. ISSUU Digital Publishing Platform. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/unfoldall
Broberg, K. A. "Winter Cheer" for SATB choir and piano. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/wintercheerall
Broberg, K. A. "Withering Frost" for chamber ensemble. https://issuu.com/home/published/witheringfrostall
Broberg, K. A. "Elemental" miniature for chamber ensemble (for the Arch project). https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/elementalall
Broberg, K. A. "Eternal Light" for SATB chorus. https://issuu.com/home/published/eternallightfinalwithreduction__1_
Broberg, K. A. "Into the Distance" miniature for string trio. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/intothedistanceall
Broberg, K. A. "Inward" for string quartet. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/inwardall2020
Broberg, K. A. (2019). "Flourish" for chamber orchestra. https://issuu.com/home/published/flourishscore
Broberg, K. A. (2019). "On Solitary Fields" for SSAA Choir and Chamber Orchestra. https://issuu.com/home/published/onsolitaryfieldsall
Broberg, K. A. (2019). "Transformative States" for Wind Symphony. https://issuu.com/home/published/transformativestateswindsymphonyall
Soriano, K. A. "Arcs" for chamber orchestra from "In Search of Imagery".
Soriano, K. A. "The Sound of Bells" for chamber orchestra from "In Search of Imagery".
Soriano, K. A. "Veiled in Morning Mist" for chamber orchestra from "In Search of Imagery".
Soriano, K. A. "Wild Sea" for chamber orchestra from "In Search of Imagery".
Soriano, K. A. (2019). "Flow" for solo saxophone. https://issuu.com/home/published/flowall
Soriano, K. A. (2019). "Joy to the World" for SATB Chorus and Orchestra. https://issuu.com/home/published/joytotheworldall
Soriano, K. A. (2019). "Mother of War" for full orchestra. https://issuu.com/home/published/motherofwarall
Soriano, K. A. (2019). "Odes of Praise" for SSAATTBB chorus and orchestra. https://issuu.com/home/published/odesofpraiseall__1_
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Air" for woodwind quintet. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/air
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "As if Snow". Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/asifsnow
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Branching" for large chamber ensemble. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/branching
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Cloud-Like" version for alto flute and alto saxophone. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/cloudlikealtoflutealtosax
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Cloud-Like" version for flute and alto saxophone. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/cloudlikeflutealtosaxophoneversion
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Cloud-Like" version for two alto saxophones. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/cloudlikesaxophoneduo
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Constellations-->Celestial Dawning" for full orchestra. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/constellations_celestialdawning
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "In Stillness" for clarinet quintet. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/instillness
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Moonlight, Refracted" for bass clarinet, piano and two percussionists. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/moonlightrefracted
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Rain Gardens" for solo piano. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/raingardens
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Rain Gardens/Tendrils" for clarinet and piano. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/raingardens_tendrils
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Tendrils" for solo clarinet. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/tendrils
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Undercurrents" for chamber ensemble. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/undercurrents
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Veiled in Morning Mist" for flute and piano with one EBow. In Search of Imagery cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/veiledinmorningmist
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Arcs" for seven musicians and dancers. In Search of Imagery cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/arcsall
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Odes of Praise" for SSAATTBB chorus, full orchestra, optional handbells and optional organ. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/odesofpraiseall
Soriano, K. A. (2018). "Twilight" for soprano and chamber ensemble. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/twilightall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Flutter" for violin and harp. In Search of Imagery cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/flutterall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Take Me In" for soprano and chamber ensemble. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/takemeinall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Breathturn" for SSAATTBBB chorus. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/breathturnall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Color and Texture" suite for clarinet, violin and piano. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/colorandtextureall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Echoes" for solo piano. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/echoesall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "With Reverence" for solo French horn, percussion and strings. Between Darkness and Light cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/withreverenceall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Opening" version for solo violin. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/openingsoloviolinall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Constellations" version for solo piano. Natura cycle. ISSUU Digital Publishing Platform. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/constellationsall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Emerge" for piano and bowed piano. Resonant Strands cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/emergeall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Ethers" for French horn, violoncello and percussion. Between Darkness and Light cycle. ISSUU digital publishing platform. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/ethersall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "From Natura" piano sonata. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/fromnaturapianosonatanewtitle
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Halo" for chamber ensemble. In Search of Imagery cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/haloall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "I Carry your Heart" for SSAATTBB chorus, violoncello and piano. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/icarryyourheartall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Increscent" for violin and piano. Resonant Strands cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/increscentall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Of Resonance" for string quartet. Resonant Strands cycle.
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Opening" version for solo viola.
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Opening" version for solo violoncello. Resonant Strands cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/openingsolocelloall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Sketches at Dusk and Daybreak" for alto flute/flute in c, vibraphone and piano. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/ofresonanceall
Soriano, K. A. (2017). "Undercurrents" version for solo piano. Natura cycle. https://issuu.com/kberg444/docs/undercurrentssolopianotitle_
Music Composition for dance
Broberg, K. A. (2023). "By the Shore" for piano trio and dancers.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Broberg, K. A., "Small Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, State, $1000 Funded. (October 22, 2018 – Present).
Soriano, K. A., "Scholarly and Creative Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (October 10, 2017August 1, 2018).
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Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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