Author Archives: Amanda MacBlane

First Audience Fills Zankel at Carnegie Hall

A rendering of the interior of Zankel Hall A crowd of media personnel and industry professionals filled the newly completed Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall yesterday for its inaugural concert. A diverse selection of repertoire performed by Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming, the Kenny Barron Quintet, the Fula Flute Ensemble, and a group […]

Two ASCAP/IAJE Commissions Honor Quincy Jones (and Jazz Education)

Pascal LeBoeuf and Fred Sturm will compose works honoring Quincy Jones for the 2004 IAJE Conference For the seventh time, the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and the American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) have joined forces to commission new works for jazz ensemble, one by an established jazz composer and one […]

Leaving On A Jet Plane: 9 Composers Receive Grants as Part of Meet The Composer’s Global Connections

Nine composers will soon have an extra stamp in their passport thanks in part to Meet The Composer‘s newest grant-making program, Global Connections. As the name suggests, the program aims to foster intercultural collaboration between composers and music organizations worldwide, and in the coming year, the nine recipients will appear at events on 4 continents. […]

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Comings and Goings in the New American Music World

ACADEMIA: Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Appointed to Eastman Composition Faculty The Eastman School of Music has appointed composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez to its faculty as associate professor of composition, effective July 1, 2003. Dr. Sanchez-Gutierrez comes to Eastman from the faculty of San Francisco State University, where he taught theory and composition since 1995. Born in Mexico City, […]