AAAL Announces 2001 Award Winners: Jonathan Newman


Jonathan Newman
Jonathan Newman self-portrait

Ives Fellowship recipient Jonathan Newman received his M.M. degree from The Juilliard School, and his B.M. degree summa cum laude from Boston University. He attended the Aspen Music School and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Composition Program. His principal teachers include John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Bernard Rands, George Tsontakis, Richard Cornell, Charles Fussell, and Robert Sirota.

The Ives Fellowship will provide Newman with enough money to participate in advanced compositional study at a venue such as the Darmstadt Festival, Dartington College, or the Britten-Pears School. The stipulations of the award state that the recipient must use the money towards tuition or towards study with a private teacher.

Mr. Newman is working on an orchestra piece that he plans to send to some new music readings in the near future. He is also working on a sequel to his first concert band piece, OK Feel Good , which received performances by the University of Las Vegas and Yosui (Japan) Wind Symphonies in the fall of 2000. Newman is currently planning a collaboration with writer Kristina Faust on a series of new cabaret songs.

His Wapwallopan for string quartet, commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony for their “First Music 17″ program, will be given its Weill Hall premiere on April 11, 2001. Recent performances include his Practicing Joy, choreographed by Charlotte Griffin, at the Juilliard Dance Division Fall Concert, and his Tree, for triple string quartet, choreographed by Toshiko Oiwa and presented as “I Saw Me When We Were Dancing” by Toshiko Oiwa Dance at P.S. 122.