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Regular Full and Part Time Faculty, Ensemble Directors

Donald Berman
New Music Ensemble Director

The New York Times has called Donald Berman a "thorough, exciting, luminescent musician." In 2000-2001 his work ranged from Mozart Concerti with the Columbus Symphony to contemporary American piano works at Stanford University. A 1998 Visiting Artist Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, his solo recording The Unknown Ives was named one of the best of the year by Fanfare and the Boston Globe. He has been a League/ISCM soloist, a winner of the1991 Schubert International Competition, Germany, and is a member of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble.

He has premiered works for Collage, Core Ensemble, and on his series, Pioneers and Premieres. He has been featured soloist at Merkin Hall in NYC, the Masters of Tomorrow series in Germany, French Cultural Services (Fauré Sesquicentennial), La Foce in Tuscany, Fromm Foundation, Ohio State and other American Universities, Monadnock Music, NPR's The Connection, and with the Martha Graham and Mark Morris Dance Companies. He directed the Firstworks program for First Night Boston. Currently he is working on a second compact disc of unpublished works by Ruggles and Ives, and a series of discs and concerts of little known American music by Rome Prize winners of the 20th Century. Mr. Berman is a graduate of Weslean University and the New England Conservatory. His principal teachers were Leonard Shure, John Kirkpatrick, George Barth, and Mildred Victor. He has taught as Leonard Shure's assistant and at Harvard where he is a tutor at Pforzheimer House.

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Department of Music
Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155