Composers Alyssa Weinberg and Eric Wubbels will join the artist faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in the 2023-24 academic year, adding their voices to a Composition department that is among the most sought-after training programs of its kind in the world.
Alyssa Weinberg uses color, texture, and gesture to channel big emotions, creating music that the Chicago Tribune calls “quite literally stunning.” Her music has been performed by celebrated artists and ensembles around the world and she is noted for her inventive percussion music, most notably her prepared vibraphone duo Table Talk which has received hundreds of performances. A dedicated educator, Weinberg holds a PhD in composition from Princeton University and is the Founding Director of the Composers Institute at the Lake George Music Festival. She recently received a Copland House Award where she will be in residence in June 2023.
Composer and performer Eric Wubbels is pianist and Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, hailed by the New Yorker for “uncompromisingly original music by its members, and unflagging belief in the power of collaboration.” His music has been presented throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S. by LA Phil Green Umbrella series, Huddersfield Festival, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Bowerbird, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, and New York Philharmonic CONTACT, among others. As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures and vital young artists alike. Wubbels has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory.
Weinberg and Wubbels join a Composition faculty at Peabody which currently includes Michael Hersch, Felipe Lara, Sky Macklay, Pulitzer Prize winners Du Yun and Kevin Puts, and Oscar Bettison (who will be on sabbatical in 2023-24). Collectively, they serve as role models and mentors, providing rigorous, personalized, supportive instruction and the resources, guidance, and performance opportunities to help students excel.