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Kaufman Music Center Artists-in-Residence 2020-21

Sep 14, 2020
headshots of Lisa Bielawa, Conrad Tao, and Seth Parker Woods

Kaufman Music Center (KMC) has announced their 2020-21 Artists-in-Residence. This year’s line-up includes 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.

KMC’s Artist-in-Residence program places 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: Artists-in-Residence perform in Merkin Hall and work with students from KMC’s Special Music School, 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, NYC’s largest community music school.

2020-21 Artist Residency events will take place both digitally and in person with social distancing and appropriate safety measures. Decisions about in-person events will be made throughout the season as the COVID-19 situation develops. Learn more about the 2020-21 Artists-in-Residence here.

Photo credit: Kaufman Music Center