Jose Lezcano (BM ’81)

Concierto Cubanero, the second guitar concerto by José Lezcano (BM ’81) will have its world premiere at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New York City on May 22. Lezcano will perform the concerto with the North-South Consonance Orchestra, conducted by Max Lifchitz. Lezcano received two GRAMMY nominations in 2009 for his work on […]

John Duffy Composer Institute

MM candidate Jake Runestad was recently awarded a full fellowship to attend the John Duffy Composer Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival from May 30 to June 12. The Institute is an opportunity for composers to have their original opera scenes workshopped by professional musicians and work closely with acclaimed composers. Runestad’s new opera, with […]

Grants for Adashi

Composition faculty member and DMA candidate Judah Adashi (MM ’02) has received grants from Meet the Composer and the American Composers Forum in support of  upcoming performances of his woodwind quintet, Songs and Dances of Macondo, by the Quintet of the Americas. The ensemble will perform the work at Symphony Space in New York on […]