David Leisner

David Leisner (born December 22, 1953) is a classical guitarist, composer, and teacher at the Manhattan School of Music and an expert on focal dystonia. He had the impairment for twelve years and recovered through methods that he developed. Leisner won the top prizes in the 1975 Toronto and 1981 Geneva International Guitar Competitions. In the 1980s, he was disabled by focal dystonia, a disorder that affected his right hand when playing guitar. He sought the advice of medical professionals from medical doctors of western medicine to acupuncturists without finding a cure.

Kent Tritle

He has been Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music, and on the graduate faculty of the Juilliard School. From 1989 until 2011 Tritle was organist and choral director of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York. He directed there a concert series Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. He was artistic consultant on the design and installation in 1993 of the church's renowned four-manual, 68-stop mechanical action organ built by Mander Organs Ltd. of London, England. Tritle has been organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.

Chiaroscuro (music)

Richard Miller, a professor at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, describes modern chiaroscuro as the "cultivated artistic sound of the highly trained professional singing voice". The body parts that are associated with creating chiaroscuro are the vocal tract and larynx. Chiaroscuro is made in the voice through the mix of a ringing brighter sound, a lowered larynx, and a dark oropharyngeal resonance working in equilibrium. To produce the desired effect, one will have a slightly lowered and relaxed larynx, a raised soft palate, a released forward tongue, and correct breathing support/technique.

International Music Score Library Project

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It is suggested as a resource by the Sibley Music Library and by libraries at other universities such as Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music University of Maryland, University of Washington, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Appalachian State University in the US, McGill University in Canada, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh University of Bristol in the UK, University of Melbourne in Australia, and others.

Quartet San Francisco

Onderdonk studied at Manhattan School of Music, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees, after which she enrolled in post-graduate studies at Boston University and the New England Conservatory of Music. She has served as principal violinist for the New York City Opera National Company, the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opéra National de Lyon touring Europe, and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Kayo Miki helped Quartet San Francisco win the Grand Prize at a tango music competition in May 2004 at the auditorium of the Consulate General of Argentina in New York City.

Abdiel Vázquez

Abdiel Vazquez
Vazquez did his professional studies at the Escuela Superior de Música y Dance de Monterrey, and after receiving a scholarship, went on to the Manhattan School of Music, then studied privately in Madrid. He currently lives in New York, working as a vocal coach with Metropolitan Opera House and Juilliard School. In 2006, he won the Angelica Morales-Yamaha National Piano Competition, his debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and in 2013 he won Shining Stars Debut Series, his debut at Carnegie Hall.

Elizabeth Ogonek

There she began her studies in the Preparatory Division at the Manhattan School of Music. Ogonek received her BM from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2009. After this, she went on to receive her MM from USC Thornton School of Music in 2012. She received her DM from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015, where she studied with Julian Anderson on a Marshall Scholarship. That same year, Ogonek began a three-year term as the Mead composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the composer Samuel Adams. Some of her notable compositions include the chamber violin concerto In Silence and the orchestral dance suite All These Lighted Things.

Simon Kovar

Kovar also taught at Teachers College at Columbia University, the Music Academy of the West, and the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. His students ranged from top orchestra bassoonists, including Sol Schoenbach and Bernard Garfield to jazz musicians, including saxophonists Stan Getz and Ray Pizzi. His 24 Daily Studies for Bassoon, written in the late 1950s, are considered first-rate practice exercises for the bassoon. In the 1950s, Kovar moved to Encino, California where he continued teaching almost until the time of his death in 1970 from complications related to emphysema.

Bejun Mehta

In 1998, Marilyn Horne, who knew of his work as a boy soprano, offered him sponsorship through the Marilyn Horne Foundation, an organization that works to develop new talent and preserve the art of song recital. He made his operatic debut as a countertenor that same year as Armindo in a New York City Opera production of Partenope by Handel. Two months later he substituted for David Daniels, who was taken ill during an international concert tour.

Michael Daugherty

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As an Assistant Professor of Composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1986–91), Daugherty organized guest residencies of composers with performances of their music. Daugherty also organized the 1988 Electronic Festival Plus Festival, which took place at Oberlin and featured music from over 50 composers. At Oberlin, Daugherty (playing synthesizer) also performed and recorded with jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd who taught there from 1987-89. In 1991, Daugherty was invited to join the composition faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music (Ann Arbor). He replaced Leslie Bassett, who retired.

Fan Lei

He has given master classes at the Yale School of Music, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, National Taiwan University of Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Banff Centre for the Arts and several academies in China including The China Army Music Academy. His students have been awarded top prizes at the 2011 Ghent International Clarinet Competition in Belgium, 2014 and 2010 Mravinsky International Competition in St. Petersburg, 2013 and 2011 Mozart International Clarinet Competition in Beijing, 2014 Konrad Wolff-Ilse Bing Competitions in the United States, Golden Bell Awards, and numerous others throughout the world.

Charles Bressler

He has taught at the Manhattan School of Music.In 1956 he appeared in "The Lark", starring Julie Harris, at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. He is noted for his performances of early music. He also made a number of important recordings with Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony, notably the Vanguard recording of the Berlioz Requiem. In addition, he appeared on the Los Angeles Philharmonic recording of Respighi's Lauda per la Natività del Signore along with Marilyn Horne, Marie Gibson, and the Roger Wagner Chorale, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein. He died in New York City, aged 70. * http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Bressler-Charles.htm

Elio Battaglia

In 2004, he gave master classes at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, hosted by Marilyn Horne. Across Europe, his master classes have been hosted by institutions including the Accademia Musicale Pescarese since 1984 and the Mozarteum since 1993. Between 1967 and 1997, he taught singing at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Turin. He has given advanced master classes and courses in universities and conservatoires internationally, including in the United States, the former USSR, China, Japan, Korea and Europe.

Head voice

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A recent book by a former teacher at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a vocal pedagogy teacher, Richard Miller, states that in the "tenore lirico" the higher part of the singing voice above the secondo passaggio at G 4 extending upwards is referred to as "full voice in head," or voce piena in testa, effectively stating the head register begins at G 4 in the "tenore lirico," not at E 4. According to Singing For Dummies, the bass changes from chest voice into middle voice around A 3 or A 3 below Middle C and changes into his head voice around D 4 or C 4 above Middle C.

Verdi Requiem discography

This is a list of recordings of the Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901).

Liang Wang (oboist)

Liang Wang
He is a faculty member on leave at Manhattan School of Music. He was named the honorary professor in 2011 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2015, Liang Wang became a member of the Poulenc Trio On Sep 16, 2018, it was reported that the New York Philharmonic had decided to fire Liang Wang for "unspecified misconduct". New York Times article, April 8, 2007. Liang Wang's Biography on the New York Philharmonic Website. Liang Wang and Eugene Izotov play oboe duets. Liang Wang joins the Poulenc Trio.

Ewandro Stenzowski

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In 2014, he appeared as Stewa Buryja in Janáček's Jenůfa and Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at the Landestheater Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia, before joining the Detmold opera ensemble.

List of compositions by Charles Wuorinen

Invention for Percussion Quintet – 1962, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Paul Price conductor. Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano – 1961, premiered by Harrvey Sollberger, Joel Krosnick, Charles Wuorinen. Concert for Double Bass Alone – 1961, premiered by Bertram Turetzky. An Educator's 'Wachet Auf' – 1961, portions of J.S. Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 for mixed instruments. Tiento Sobre Cabezon – 1961, premiered at the School of Sacred Music, Unionion Theological Seminary, New York, Thomas Dunn conductor. Evolutio: Organ – 1961, premiered by Leonard Raver. Symphonia Sacra – 1961, premiered at St. Thomas Church, New York, Charles Wuorinen conductor.

American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra

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Many students go on to attend (frequently with significant scholarship support) some of the country's top music colleges, such as The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, USC Thornton School of Music, California Institute for the Arts, Oberlin College Conservatory, and others. Students in the band have been selected for the Jazz Band of America, The Grammy Band, and The Monterrey Next Generation Jazz Band. Younger band members often get scholarships to attend the Berklee 5-Week Summer Program and the Vail Jazz Workshop.

Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association

Manhattan School of Music. Cincinnati Conservatory. Eastman School of Music. Oberlin Conservatory. 95% of the orchestra members have a college degree. 84% of the orchestra members have more than one college degree. 1/3 of the orchestra members have a doctoral degree. Arizona Opera Musicians Association. Arts Addict Review. Arizona Opera. City of Phoenix: Arizona Opera. Arizona Opera: Artistic Ensembles.

Alan Feinberg

Feinberg also has considerable experience as a teacher, and has taught at SUNY Buffalo, The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, and Princeton Universities. Feinberg received his Bachelor of Music in 1972 and his Master of Music in 1973 from The Juilliard School in New York City with the piano professor Mieczyslaw Munz. He began D.M.A. studies and worked with Robert Helps at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Feinberg lives in New York City with his wife and has two children. Beach Piano Concerto (Naxos 2003) Nomination for Grammy Award for Best Instrumentalist with Orchestra.

Oberlin College

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The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. In 1835 Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women (other than Franklin College's brief experiment in the 1780s ). It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism. The College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium.

William Grant Still

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Born in Mississippi, he grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended Wilberforce University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and was a student of George Whitefield Chadwick and later Edgard Varèse. Of note, Still was the first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his 1st Symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television.

Bradford, Pennsylvania

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In May 2017, the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center opened in downtown Bradford. Part of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the 3,400 square-foot exhibition space celebrates the life and career of American mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne. The museum highlights objects from Horne's personal archive, which is housed at the University of Pittsburgh. Annual festivals include Stinkfest (a festival promoting leek cuisine), Summer Daze (formerly known as Summerfest), Autumn Daze, the Italian Festival, the Zippo/Case International Swap Meet (biennial, with Zippo Days held in off years) and the Crook Farm Country Fair.

Montecito, California

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Music Academy of the West. Casa del Herrero – Spanish Colonial revival home and gardens. Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club at the Santa Barbara Biltmore – designed by Gardner A. Dailey; designated as a historical landmark in 2003. Montecito Inn – built by Charlie Chaplin. Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple – designed by Lutah Maria Riggs. Douglas Adams. Troy Aikman. Dame Judith Anderson. Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. & Janice Karman. William Baldwin. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. Drew Barrymore (2010–2013). Jason Bateman. T. C. Boyle. Jeff Bridges. Mike Bryan. Carol Burnett. Elizabeth Eaton Burton. Frank Caufield. Julia Child. John Cleese. Jimmy Connors. Fred Couples. Christopher Cross. Tom Cruise.