Kaufman Music Center Announces 2020-21 Artists in Residence

Source: Kaufman Music Center.

Kaufman Music Center’s Artist-in-Residence program embeds versatile artists who are reimagining music and transforming the field into programs straddling KMC’s thriving education and performance programs. Now in its second year, the program weaves together the many threads of Kaufman Music Center (KMC): Artists-in-Residence perform in Merkin Hall and work with students from KMC’s Special Music School (SMS), the only K-12 public school in the U.S. that teaches music as a core subject; Face the Music, a teen new music program dedicated to performing cutting-edge music by living composers, including its own members; and Lucy Moses School (LMS), NYC’s largest community music school.

The 2020-21 Kaufman Music Center Artists-in-Residence are: Composer, producer, vocalist and Rome Prize winner Lisa Bielawa; pianist, composer, Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and Special Music School alumnus Conrad Tao; and the versatile, genre-straddling cellist and educator Seth Parker Woods.

Lisa Bielawa
September-October: Voter’s Broadcast virtual events
Late October: World premiere of the live version of Voters’ Broadcast outdoors
Spring: Centuries in the Hours work-in-development opera performances

Conrad Tao
October 29, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29: Performance as Practice monthly livestreams
October-November: Work with Face the Music
December: Piano Masterclass on Practice & Performance (streamed)
March: Performance with Repertoire & Performance Masterclass participants
May 6: Ecstatic Music performance in Merkin Hall

Seth Parker Woods
February-March: Face The Music new work
May 9: Performance at Merkin Hall