He was a featured composer at the 2012 Electronic Music Midwest Festival and also participated in the 2012 highSCORE Contemporary Music Festival in Pavia, Italy.
While at UW-Eau Claire, Cunningham not only explored music in depth but also learned how to ensure his music was heard.
“I think one of the most unique things about my education at UW-Eau Claire was how the program allowed me to really explore a lot of different areas of music, both in performance and composition,” Cunningham said. “Because it’s a small university, I also needed to be very proactive in finding ways of getting my music played, which is a valuable skill to learn.”
Cunningham will enroll in a doctor of musical arts program at the University of Texas in the fall. He plans to become a professional freelance composer as well as a professor of composition at a university.
You can hear his compositions on his SoundCloud page.