Harold Rosenbaum, director of the UB Choir and Chorus, was awarded the Ditson Conductor's Award by Columbia University for "contributions to the advancement of American music." Mr. Rosenbaum is the founder and director of the New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum Singers. Composer Fred Lerdahl, secretary of the Alice M. Ditson Fund, said, "Harold Rosenbaum is one of the most accomplished and versatile choral conductors of our time." (read more).
The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music is pleased to announce the second June in Buffalo Performance Institute for May 29th to June 7th, 2015 on the campus of the University at Buffalo. All instrumental performers with an interest in 20th and 21st century music are welcome to apply. The Performance Institute will coincide with the annual June in Buffalo festival for composers (June 1st-June 7th, 2015).
2015 Performance Institute faculty will include:
- JACK Quartet (ensemble-in-residence)
- Jonathan Golove, 'cello
- Eric Huebner, piano and Institute director
- Tom Kolor, percussion
- Jean Kopperud, clarinet
- Jon Nelson, trumpet
- Yuki Numata Resnick, violin
Application and tuition information will be made available by July 1st, 2014.
A full roster of visiting composers and ensembles will be published online in the fall of 2014.
All information is subject to change.
For more info click here.
Sat, October 26, 2013
Lippes Concert Hall
1:30 - 4:30pm
(During Open House)
February 1-2, 2014
Lippes Concert Hall
10:00am - 3:00pm
For more information or to sign up for an audition and apply to the UB Department of Music, please click on the links below:
Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance
The Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance at the UB Music Department is a new degree plan designed to provide students with creative opportunities to develop their experience in contemporary music performance.
Students will study all aspects of contemporary music performance, presentation, recording, and entrepreneurship.
In collaboration with UB's Center for 21st Century Music, students have the opportunity to perform with the Slee Sinfonietta, at the June in Buffalo Festival, and in the greater Buffalo area. The Department is home to an internationally recognized graduate program in Composition, exceptional performance venues, and a comprehensive library collection of contemporary music scores and recordings.
Open enrollment going on now! More info.
Welcoming New Faculty
Yuki Numata Resnick is rapidly gaining attention as a charismatic virtuoso, having performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, the University at Buffalo's Slee Sinfonietta, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra. An active freelancer, Ms. Numata Resnick is a member of Talea Ensemble and performs frequently with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and with The Links, an ensemble of which she is a founding member. She has appeared at numerous summer festivals including Music in the Vineyards, Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West and The Banff Centre.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Ms. Numata Resnick holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers include Andrew Jennings, Zvi Zeitlin and Gwen Thompson. Beginning in September 2013, she will hold the position of Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at the University at Buffalo and is very much looking forward to joining both the UB and Buffalo communities.
Glenn Einschlag is principal bassoonist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. As a soloist, Mr. Einschlag has played numerous solo recitals as well as various concerti with the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Einschlag has participated in many music festivals including those of Aspen, Tanglewood, Spoleto (USA), and Domaine Forget. He has studied at such schools as The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where he was awarded a Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Benjamin Kamins. He will begin teaching bassoon as part of the UB performance faculty in August.
Emi Ferguson is a performer who stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day instrumentalists, and has been hailed by critics for her "tonal bloom" and "hauntingly beautiful performances." Emi's unique approach to the flute can be heard in performances that alternate between the Silver Flute, Historical Flutes, and Auxilary Flutes, playing repertoire that stretches from the Renaissance to today.
Having passions for both "new" and "old" music, Emi is the only flutist to have worked simultaneously with conductors James Levine, Pierre Boulez, and William Christie on modern and baroque flutes. With Maestri Levine and Boulez, Emi has performed works of Stravinsky, Berio, Boulez, Carter, and Messiaen in Lucerne, Switzerland and New York. Emi has also been featured as a soloist and ambassador for Elliott Carter's music in China and Japan. Emi's playing can be heard live in concerts and festivals around the world as well as at home in New York City. She will join the UB performance faculty in Fall 2013.
Sungmin Shin is a Korean American guitarist/composer who maintains a vigorous schedule divided between performing and teaching in a wide variety of musical settings. As a musician Mr. Shin finds a unique balance between his classical training and deep roots in rock and popular guitar styles. As a soloist and chamber musician, Sungmin embraces the eclectic demands of the modern musician through performing works in a wide range of styles including classical standards to inventive contemporary music and his own original works.
An advocate for performing music of living composers, Mr. Shin frequently works with Rochester based contemporary music ensembles Musica Nova, Ossia, and Rest Is Noise. He has premiered numerous works and has participated in performances of challenging pieces such as Le marteau sans maître (Boulez), Song, Drones and Refrains of Death (Crumb), Four Kings Fight Five (Gordon), Quartet for 4 guitars (Haas), and Electric Counterpoint (Reich). He has worked with leading composers and conductors in new music including Brad Lubman, Alan Pierson, Steve Reich, Frank Ticheli, and Melinda Wagner. We are excited to welcome him to the UB performance faculty this semester!