Stephen Feigenbaum '07 Prep was the winner of a 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. 2013-08-30
Osnat Netzer '11 D.M.A., who has been an adjunct member of the NEC Music Theory faculty since 2007, has been appointed to the faculty of Harvard University as a Preceptor in Music. Her appointment begins in August, after a summer of teaching at The Walden School in Dublin, New Hampshire. At Harvard, Dr. Netzer will teach courses in theory, composition, and musicianship. 2013-05-20
Sean O'Loughlin '97 M.M. has been named Principal Pops Conductor of Symphoria in his hometown of Syracuse, NY. A composer and conductor based in Los Angeles, Sean has written commissions for the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and his works have been praised for their vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the Seattle Symphony amongst others.
Sean studied composition at both New England Conservatory and Syracuse University. 2013-05-17
Alumnus Mathew Rosenblum ’78, ’78 M.M. is among 11 American and Canadian composers awarded 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships. His selection, along with that of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists was announced Thursday by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Chosen from a pool of 3000 applicants, the award winners were selected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.
Rosenblum, who received both his B.M. and M.M. in Composition from NEC before earning an MFA and Ph.D from Princeton University, is currently the chair of the music department at the University of Pittsburgh and co-director of the ensemble Music on the Edge. Read the full press release here. 2013-04-12
Lauren Bernofsky '92 M.M. was commissioned by Roundabout Opera for Kids (Bloomington, IN) to write a children's opera. "Mooch the Magnificent," on a libretto by Scott Russell Sanders, received 40 performances during the 2012-13 season in southern Indiana and Missouri. Scored for SATB and a chamber ensemble of clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion, it has been awarded the OPERA PUPPETS ™ Mainstage Award from Boston Metro Opera. It is to be published by Theodore Presser.
Other works to be released by Presser are the orchestral version of Bernofsky's Concerto for Trumpet, her Saltarello (trumpet and piano), Sonatine (flute and piano), Anacostia Journal (string quartet), and Three Portraits of a Witch, Five Songs on Poems of Robert Herrick, and Abendstern, all for orchestra. 2013-03-27
Jonathan Feist '90 '92 M.M. just published a book called "Project Management for Musicians" through Berklee Press, distributed by Hal Leonard Corp. 2013-02-20