Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; ; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian-born American composer, music theorist, teacher, writer, and painter. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. With the rise of the Nazi Party, Schoenberg's works were labeled degenerate music, because they were modernist and atonal. He emigrated to the United States in 1933.

Eighth Blackbird

Tim Munro
Eighth Blackbird was originally formed at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, while the members were participating in the school's Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Tim Weiss. Weiss is consistently credited by ensemble members as helping to form the ensemble and with encouraging them to memorize and choreograph their shows. In 1996, the ensemble won the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, a prestigious award given every year to the United States' best chamber ensembles.

Albert Herring

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Albert Herring, Op. 39, is a chamber opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten.

Cynthia Phelps

She is a former faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and is currently a faculty member at the Juilliard School. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the world including the Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Ms. Phelps performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, the Boston Chamber Music Society, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, La Musica, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

Ken Noda

Marilyn Horne. Ying Huang. Mariusz Kwiecień. Aprile Millo. Kurt Moll. Brian Mulligan. Jessye Norman. Lisette Oropesa. Sean Panikkar. Ailyn Pérez. Matthew Polenzani. Russell Thomas. Dawn Upshaw. Benita Valente. Deborah Voigt.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

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Singers: Marilyn Horne, Paolo Montarsolo, [ Douglas Ahlstedt, Allan Monk, Myra Merritt. DVD: DGG 0440 073 4261 9. Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia ♦ (IMSLP). Conductor - Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala. Singers: Teresa Berganza ♦ (Official Website), Luigi Alva, Hermann Prey, Enzo Dara, Paolo Montarsolo. DVD: DGG 0440 073 4039 4. Rossini: La Cenerentola ♦ (IMSLP). Conductor - Claudio Abbado, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala. Singers: Frederica von Stade, Margherita Guglielmi, Laura Zannini, Francisco Araiza, Claudio Desderi, Paolo Montarsolo, Paul Plishka. DVD: DGG 0440 073 4096 7.

Nick Hallett

Hallett trained at Oberlin Conservatory under singing pedagogy authority, Richard Miller. In New York during the year 2000, he formed the Plantains with Ray Sweeten/The Mitgang Audio, a band uniting cabaret and Electroclash music with video projection and performance art. Hallett’s songs were written from the perspective of a fake British alter ego named Nick L. Cat. Plantains shared bills with Le Tigre and Scissor Sisters before disbanding in 2003. In 2004, Hallett and Sweeten recorded a cover of the song "I Feel Love" for a student film by Matt Wolf, which resulted in the duo’s only commercial release from this period.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

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Conservatories that often admit Interlochen students include Juilliard, Eastman, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Curtis, New England Conservatory (NEC), Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Peabody Institute, and CalArts. Interlochen Arts Academy graduates also matriculate at colleges and universities that do not have a primary focus on the arts. Due to its reputation and secluded location, Interlochen Arts Academy has attracted many celebrity offspring, including children of Robin Williams, Hugh Hefner, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Alan Menken.

Hod O'Brien

Hod O’Brien
He attended The Hotchkiss School and then studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and at the Manhattan School of Music (1954–57). He began playing professionally in 1950, and substituted for Randy Weston in 1955. He led his own group in Lenox, Massachusetts during 1956–57, then joined Oscar Pettiford in 1957–58, and J.R. Monterose/Elvin Jones in 1958–59. Between 1960 and 1963 he played with Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Rouse, and Lee Konitz.

List of conservatories of music in the United States

Manhattan School of Music, New York. New England Conservatory, Boston. San Francisco Conservatory of Music. VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. La Jolla Conservatory of Music. McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Shut down as of 2018). Musicians Institute, Los Angeles. Bard College Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Ithaca College School of Music, Ithaca, New York. Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, Wisconsin. Longy School of Music (recently merged with Bard College). Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin College), Oberlin, Ohio. Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music.

David Amram

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He plays piano, French horn, Spanish guitar, and pennywhistle, and sings. Amram has also composed scores for films, and has led quartets, quintets and larger ensembles who perform and record under his name. Amram studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1948–1949, and earned a bachelor’s degree in European history from George Washington University in 1952. In 1955 he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vittorio Giannini, and Gunther Schuller. Under Schuller he studied French horn.

John Dalley

The Guarneri Quartet has taught, in various combinations at Rutgers State University of New Jersey and the Manhattan School of Music. The Oberlin String Quartet was formed in 1955 by the violinist Andor Toth who was a member of the Oberlin faculty from 1955. The other members were Matthew Raimondi (violin), William Berman (viola) and John Frazer (cello). In 1957, Dalley joined the quartet. In summer 1958, the quartet won a bronze medal in the Concours International de Quatuor sponsored by H.M. Queen Elizabeth Music Competition in Liege, Belgium. Dalley was a regular participant at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont.

Kathryn Lewek

In 2009, she became a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California where she continued her coloratura soprano studies with Marilyn Horne. From 2011 to 2017 Lewek sang Handel's Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall. During those years, she also performed both Mozart's and Verdi's Requiems, as well as Mass in B minor and Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 2013, regarding her Carnegie Hall début in Händel's Messiah, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim of The New York Times praised her "Communicative verve and thrilling beauty".

Giora Schmidt

His festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, the Santa Fe and Montreal Chamber Music Festivals, Bard Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music and Music Academy of the West. He has collaborated with such acclaimed musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ralph Kirshbaum and Michael Tree. Committed to education and sharing his passion for music, Schmidt is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music and on the Artist Faculty at New York University (NYU Steinhardt.)

List of performers at the Metropolitan Opera

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This is a list of the singers, conductors, and dancers who have appeared in at least 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, last updated September 21, 2019. Performers are listed by the number of the performances they have appeared in as found at the Metropolitan Opera Archives. The number of performances and last performance date listed may not be current as numbers change with new productions.

Beth Clayton

Clayton is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Mignon Dunn. She has been an apprentice artist for the Santa Fe Opera and a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Clayton's awards include a William Matheus Sullivan Award. She was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In the summer of 2003, Clayton sang the role of Rosalind in the first performances of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's opera The Mines of Sulphur in 30 years. A recording was issued on the Chandos label and nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award.

Music schools in the United States

Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY). New World Symphony Orchestra, (Miami, FL) (for music school graduates). Berklee College of Music (Boston, Massachusetts). Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music (Los Angeles, CA). The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New York, New York). New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) (Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation/Jazz Composition). Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, CA). The Contemporary Music Division at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH) (encompasses Composition, Jazz Studies and Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA)). Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, City University of New York (Flushing, NY).

Donato Cabrera

He then studied at the University of Nevada, the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and the Manhattan School of Music. He made his professional debut with the Reno Chamber Orchestra in 1997 and in 1998 made his European debut conducting the Zwei Groschen Oper Summer Festival productions of The Barber of Seville and Rigoletto. In 2002 he received a Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship from the Vienna Philharmonic. While based in New York, Cabrera served as the Music Director for the Manhattan School of Music's Opera Scenes program (2001/2002) and conducted their community outreach performances.

Deaths in May 2009

Richard Miller, 83, American operatic tenor and educator, Professor Emeritus of Voice (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). Dewey Smith, 36, American diver. Elsie B. Washington, 66, American author, wrote first African American romance novel, multiple sclerosis and cancer. Murasaki Yamada, 60, Japanese manga artist. Erik Bluemel, 32, American professor (University of Denver), bicycle accident. Sam Cohn, 79, American talent agent, after short illness. Leon Despres, 101, American attorney and politician, heart failure. Ean Evans, 48, American bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), cancer. Sima Eyvazova, 75, Azerbaijani diplomat, first Permanent Representative to the UN.

Ruth Laredo

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Ruth Laredo was a member of the faculties of Kent State University (1968-71), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, and the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. She gave master classes in those institutions and at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), Indiana University Bloomington, the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and Princeton University. For some time she held the Wiley Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair at the Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

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Lanzilotti attended Punahou School and Beijing Normal University Middle School No. 2 (School Year Abroad), and then continued her education at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music. She was a fellowship violist in both the New World Symphony and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Lanzilotti is known as a performer for her collaborations with living composers such as Dai Fujikura, Ted Hearne, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jagoda Szmytka, Scott Wollschleger, and Nina C. Young. Lanzilotti created Shaken Not Stuttered as an extension of these collaborations.

Daniel Okulitch

He continued to perform throughout his teens, and at age 19 transferred to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music to study with acclaimed pedagogue Richard Miller, where he gained a Bachelor of Music and a Masters in Opera Theater. He then continued his education at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of William McGraw. During these years he apprenticed with the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Cincinnati Opera, and in the San Francisco Opera Merola Program. In 2002, Okulitch was cast as Schaunard in the Baz Luhrmann production of Puccini's La bohème, which premiered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, and performed on Broadway for 228 performances.

Carol Wincenc

After studying in Italy with Severino Gazzelloni at Santa Cecilia and Chigiana Academies, she started her undergraduate work at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, then transferred to Manhattan School of Music where she completed a B.M. She received her M. M. from Juilliard in 1972. After completing her studies at Juilliard, Wincenc joined the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at age 22 and served as principal flutist from 1972-1977. In 1978 she won the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation Solo Flute Competition. In the 1980s she became a professor of flute at The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University. She has taught at the Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and Rice University.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing

Bandleader Moppa Elliott met Peter Evans while both were students at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Upon relocating to New York City, Elliott met Jon Irabagon through guitarist Jon Lundbom at the Manhattan School of Music and Kevin Shea through Mary Halvorson. MOPDtK performs compositions by Elliott, all of which are arbitrarily named after towns in his native Pennsylvania. Performances often take the form of large suites in which the group transitions between original pieces and jazz standards, often employing theatrics and elements of rock, pop, and classical music. Mostly Other People Do the Killing performed at the 2009 Moers Festival and has toured in both the U.S. and Europe.