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The New School Launches New Masters in Music Degree For Performers/Composers Photo The New School Launches New Masters in Music Degree For Performers/Composers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The New School's College of Performing Arts (Mannes, Jazz, Drama) today announced a new master's degree for creative musicians, the MM: Performer-Composer. Designed as an alternative to traditional music degrees that are highly specific to genre or category, this new program supports multi-disciplinary artists in all styles and genres of music-making.

Mannes School Of Music Presents Aaron Copland Concert At Alice Tully Hall Photo Mannes School Of Music Presents Aaron Copland Concert At Alice Tully Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2019

The New School's College of Performing Arts (COPA) today announced Aaron Copland: An American Portrait, a one-of-a-kind concert and performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall honoring Aaron Copland's legacy as a visionary composer and citizen-artist. CoPA's Mannes Orchestra, in partnership with the university's School of Drama, will perform Copland's A Lincoln Portrait and Symphony No. 3 as well as Art in an Uneasy World, a newly devised dramatic work based on Copland's testimony during the 1953 anticommunist hearings on a?oeun-American activities.a?? The concert will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. 

The New School's College of Performing Arts Announces the Fall 2019 Season Photo The New School's College of Performing Arts Announces the Fall 2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) announces its fall 2019 season highlights, featuring a series of exciting world premieres and newly commissioned works.

The New School And The Kindertransport Association Commemorate The Kindertransport Mo Photo The New School And The Kindertransport Association Commemorate The Kindertransport Movement
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2019

The New School is proud to announce a series of free public events in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport movement, an organized rescue effort of Jewish children that took place in the months leading up to the outbreak of World War Two. This special multi-day program of performances, screenings, and panel discussions is a collaboration between The New School's College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the university's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and The Kindertransport Association (KTA), a national not-for-profit organization that unites Kindertransport survivors and their descendants.

The New School Launches The Philip Glass Institute Photo The New School Launches The Philip Glass Institute
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2018

The Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will launch with a performance by the Philip Glass Ensemble and a panel discussion with Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa, the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the PGI, and Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, on January 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm, at The New School's Tishman Auditorium.

The New School Launches The Philip Glass Institute Photo The New School Launches The Philip Glass Institute
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2018

The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) today announced a landmark partnership with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass, one of the world's preeminent composers, musicians, and authors, to form a new learning and creative center. Building on Glass's enduring contributions to modern culture, the Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute.

Lisa Bielawa to be Inaugural Composer-in-Residence of The Philip Glass Institute at T Photo Lisa Bielawa to be Inaugural Composer-in-Residence of The Philip Glass Institute at The New School
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 5, 2018

The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) today announced a landmark partnership with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass, one of the world's preeminent composers, musicians, and authors, to form a new learning and creative center. Building on Glass's enduring contributions to modern culture, the Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute. 

Take the Mahón-Menorca Cheese Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge... Photo Take the Mahón-Menorca Cheese Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge...
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 7, 2018

The Board of Control of Mahón-Menorca Cheese is looking for spectacular bloggers to compete in their inaugural 'Mahón-Menorca Cheese Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge.' The challenge date has been set, the pans will be banging and the creative juices will be flowing to see who becomes the Grand Prize Winner of the 'Mahón-Menorca Cheese Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge.'

Mannes School Of Music Announces New Artistic Director Of The Mannes Opera Photo Mannes School Of Music Announces New Artistic Director Of The Mannes Opera
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2018

Richard Kessler, Dean of Mannes School of Music and Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts at The New School, announced today the appointment of Emma Griffin as the Managing Artistic Director of the Mannes Opera. Griffin, whose hiring is the result of an international search, succeeds Joseph Colaneri, who stepped down as Artistic Director of The Mannes Opera after a highly successful 20 year tenure.

Mannes School Of Music Announces a New Production of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER Photo Mannes School Of Music Announces a New Production of THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 18, 2018

Mannes School of Music at The New School announces a four-performance run of Philip Glass's chamber opera, The Fall of the House of Usher. This new production by Troy Hourie (scenographer for the acclaimed 2017 Mannes production of Robert Ashley's Dust), is to be presented Thursday, February 1, 8pm; Friday, February 2, 8pm; Saturday, February 3, 3pm and 8pm in Stiefel Hall at Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street.