New York College of Music

Carl Hein and August Fraemke and NY College of Music Building

American conservatory of music located in Manhattan that flourished from 1878 to 1968.

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The Turn of the Screw (opera)

20th-century English chamber opera composed by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, "wife of the artist John Piper, who had been a friend of the composer since 1935 and had provided designs for several of the operas".

Miss Jessel haunts Flora in the 2019 New Zealand Opera production
The composer in 1964
Miles, Governess, Flora (Brown Opera Productions, 2010)
Prologue (Jared Holt)
The Governess (Anna Leese) and Mrs. Grose (Patricia Wright)
Flora and Miles (Alexa Harwood and Alexandros Swallow)
Miss Jessel (Madeleine Pierard) and Peter Quint (Jared Holt)

The opera was given its British premiere on 6 October 1954 by the Sadler's Wells Opera in London; the North American premiere on 23 August 1957 at Canada's Stratford Festival with the English Opera Group; the US premiere followed on 19 March 1958 at the New York College of Music.

Barry Manilow

American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades.

Manilow performing live in 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Manilow in 1979
Manilow live in 2008 during a 1960s sketch
Manilow at the piano, live in 2008
Manilow live in 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center
Manilow, accompanied by long-time friend Linda Allen at the premiere of The Rose (starring Bette Midler), November 7, 1979

He enrolled in the City College of New York, where he briefly studied before entering the New York College of Music.

Cecil Taylor

American pianist and poet.

Taylor at the Moers Festival, 2008
Cecil Taylor, Buffalo, NY
At the Moers Festival, 2008

He began playing piano at age six and went on to study at the New York College of Music and New England Conservatory in Boston.

Jerome Kern

American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

Jerome Kern in 1934
Angela Lansbury sings "How'd you like to spoon with me?" in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
Jerome Kern in 1918
Sheet music from Oh Boy!
Sheet music from Oh, Lady! Lady!!
Marilyn Miller, the star of Sally
Oscar Hammerstein II, one of Kern's chief collaborators
1951 film version of Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat
Lena Horne sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" in Till the Clouds Roll By.

His father relented, and later in 1902, Kern became a student at the New York College of Music, studying the piano under Alexander Lambert and Paolo Gallico, and harmony under Dr. Austin Pierce.

Lil Hardin Armstrong

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader.

Armstrong's grave (top row, third from left) at Lincoln Cemetery

She later studied at the New York College of Music, where she earned a post-graduate diploma in 1929.

Leonardo Balada

Catalan American classical composer, who is noted for his operas and orchestral works.

Map of U.S. counties highlighting from grey to orange the number of speakers of Catalan

After studying piano at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona, Balada emigrated to the United States in 1956 to study at the New York College of Music on scholarship.

Cy Coleman

American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist.

Coleman in 1996
Cy Coleman with playwright Neil Simon (right) during a rehearsal in 1982

Coleman studied at New York's The High School of Music & Art and the New York College of Music, graduating in 1948.

Jerry González

American bandleader, trumpeter and percussionist of Puerto Rican descent.

Jerry González Sr. singing in the 1940s.
The original members of The Fort Apache Band.
Jerry González in 2011.
Commemorative plaque to Jerry González in Madrid.

After deciding this was his calling, González completed his formal studies at New York College of Music and New York University.

Alexander Lambert

Pianist and a piano teacher.

Lambert in 1916

After moving to New York, he was faculty of New York College of Music.

René McLean

Hard bop saxophonist and flutist.

McLean at the 1976 North Sea Jazz Festival

He later studied music at New York College of Music and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.