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New Music Connoisseur to honor four at September gala

New Music Connoisseur As part of their Gala 2000 concert, New Music Connoisseur will be honoring four advocates of new music. The concert and awards ceremony, which will be held on September 18th at New York University, will dedicated to the memory of Otto Luening, to mark the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Joel […]

National Music Theater Conference inaugurates “laboratory”

August 12th marked the end of the 23rd National Music Theatre Conference, run by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. This year, the directors inaugurated the "NMTC Laboratory." Eight writers and composers were invited to create new pieces, while exploring the collaborative process. Each artist worked with four collaborators, writing specifically for a […]

Violinist, Composer Arnold Black Dies at 77

Arnold BlackPhoto courtesy of Ruth Black Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The cause was undetermined, but he had had heart trouble in recent years. He was 77. Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The […]

NYFA Fellows

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships: Composers List Pheeroan Aklaff Pheeroan Aklaff is a percussionist whose recent compositions are an attempt to develop a cross-cultural synthesis, combining in one work the rhythmic influences of Japanese Haiku and Tanka verses with the melakarta scales of India, and in another, the ryo and ritsu scales of […]

Soundtracks: August 2000

It was not by editorial design, but rather a reflection of the current state of new music in this country, that in a month where NewMusicBox focuses on funding for New Music, almost every recording featured in SoundTracks was either completely DIY or released by a small independent label that received, in varying degrees, some […]

Meredith Monk Signs with Boosey & Hawkes

Meredith MonkPhoto by K. Scott Schafer Meredith Monk and her publishing company, Meredith Monk Music, recently signed a long-term, worldwide agreement with the publishing firm of Boosey & Hawkes. President Linda S. Golding of Boosey & Hawkes commented, “We are honored to welcome Meredith Monk to our roster, and are excited to be working with […]

John G. Schultz Named Executive Director of CRI

John SchultzPhoto courtesy of Composers Recordings, Inc. John G. Schultz, a veteran record-company and talent-management executive, was recently named Executive Director of Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI). Schultz succeeds Joseph R. Dalton, who resigned recently to pursue new career opportunities after managing CRI for 10 years. For the past two years as the managing director of […]

Michael Kaiser Appointed President of Kennedy Center

Michael KaiserPhoto courtesy of Cornhill Publications Limited The Kennedy Center announced on July 19 that Michael Kaiser has been named to replace Lawrence J. Wilker as president of the national center for the performing arts. His is slated to begin his new post in February 2001. Kaiser, 47, is currently the executive director of the […]

Daniel Steiner Named NEC President

Daniel SteinerPhoto by Paul Foley Daniel Steiner was recently named President of the New England Conservatory of Music by Board Chairman David W. Scudder. Steiner has been serving as Acting President since July 1999. The appointment concludes a year-long search by a Presidential Search Committee and follows its recommendation. “In little less than a year, […]