NEC CLE Workshop Announced: March 27th

NEC CLE is pleased to announce its inaugural CLE Workshop on March 27th with special Guest Composer, SIVAN COHEN-ELIAS  and Guest NEC Faculty Composer, ANTHONY COLEMANApplications and further details now available by clicking on the "Applications" heading to your right.  Applications DUE March 16th.

SIVAN COHEN-ELIAS (b. 1976) is a composer born in Jerusalem, Israel. Her works have been performed and broadcast throughout Europe, United States and Israel. Cohen-Elias started her composition studies with Dr. Eitan Steinberg at age 15 (1990-1994), graduated B.ed.Mus at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem and M.Mus with high distinctions at the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. During these years her composition teachers were Prof. Amy Ma'ayani, Vyacheslav Ganelin and Ruben Seroussi. In 2007 she moved to Vienna for Postgraduate studies with composer Prof. Chaya Czernowin at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien (2007-2008). Currently she is a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, under the guidance of Prof. Czernowin.
In addition to her composition activities she functioned as the chairperson of the “Israel Women Composers' Forum” (2006-2007).
Ensembles such as Mosaik, Nikel, Windkraft, Meitar, Talea, among others, have performed her works in various festivals such as Ultraschall Festival (Berlin), Wien Modern (2008, 2009), Bang on a Can (New York), Klangspuren (Schwaz), Heidelberg Biennale, Tel Aviv Biennale, Israel music days (Jerusalem), totally-trumpet festival (Berlin), Warsaw Autumn (Warsaw).
Awards: Won the ‘impuls’ competition (2009), which awarded her with a commission for a new piece to be played by Ensemble 'Klangforum Wien' in 2011; Won the Darmstadt Summer Course 2008 scholarship; Got the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for her post graduate studies in Vienna (2007-8); Has been chosen and commissioned by the America Israel foundation to compose a cycle of Brass pieces for the 'Aviv Competition' (2007); First prize winner of the 'Tel Aviv Music Academy composition competition 2004'; Various scholarships for her studies between 1997-2005.
Next pieces are going to be written for Trio Amos and Ensemble Nikel.

ANTHONY COLEMAN is a composer-keyboardist who has performed and recorded throughout the world. His projects include the piano trio Sephardic Tinge, which has released three discs: Sephardic Tinge, Morenica, and Our Beautiful Garden Is Open (all Tzadik) and has performed at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival (with support from Arts International), North Sea Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Festival, and the Krakow and Vienna Jewish Culture Festivals. His Selfhaters Orchestra has issued two CDs: Selfhaters and The Abysmal Richness of the Infinite Proximity of the Same (both Tzadik). His compositions for other ensembles include Latvian Counter-Gambit for chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Crosstown Ensemble, Mise en Abime, commissioned by the Bang On A Can All-Stars/Jerome Foundation, Goodbye and Good Luck, commissioned by Neta Pulvermacher and Dancers/Meet The Composer, as well as commissions from Relche, Aspen Woodwind Quintet, and David Krakauer/Concert Artists Guild. Coleman's compositions can also be heard on the following CDs: Carol Emanuel's Tops of Trees (Koch); Guy Klucevsek's Manhattan Cascade (CRI); A Guide For The Perplexed (Knitting Factory Works); A Conspiracy of Dances (Einstein); and Polka From the Fringe (Wave/Eva). Coleman's other major projects have included by Night, a series of pieces based on experiences in the ex-Yugoslavia (Disco by Night [Avant]) and the duo Lobster and Friend, with saxophonist Roy Nathanson (The Coming Great Millennium, Lobster and Friend [both Knitting Factory Works] and I Could've Been A Drum [Tzadik]). He has also produced several recordings for other artists, including Marc Ribot, Basya Schecter and Pharoah's Daughter, Romanian singer Sanda, as well as the acclaimed With Every Breath - the Music of Shabbat at BJ [Knitting Factory Works]. Anthony Coleman has received grants and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Djerassi Colony, the Civitella Ranieri Center, the Frei und Hansestadt Hamburg Kulturbehrde and the Yellow Springs Arts Center. In the last year, Coleman has been the subject of a three-day festival, Abstract Adventures, in Brussels, Belgium. He presented a concert of his music as part of the Interpretations series at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC. He spent the spring semester of 2003 teaching theory and composition at Bennington College in Vermont and toured Europe with his new trio, Professionales, featuring Brad Jones and Roberto Rodriguez. He has degrees in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Yale School of Music and attended Mauricio Kagel's seminar at Centre Acanthes in Aix-en-Provence, France.