Andrew Norman Joins The Juilliard School's Composition Faculty
Feb. 26, 2020
The Juilliard School has announced that Andrew Norman will join their renowned college division composition faculty, which includes Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Matthias Pintscher, and Melinda Wagner, who is also chair of the department. Norman begins his affiliation with Juilliard in fall 2020. Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian says,
“We are so delighted to have Andrew join the Juilliard faculty. Andrew is such a fresh and vibrant voice in today’s musical life. I join my colleagues on the composition faculty as well as our students in welcoming him to our community.”
Andrew Norman notes,
“I am honored and thrilled to join the composition faculty of Juilliard. I am excited to explore musical creativity in all its forms with the members of this amazing community, and I look forward to asking the big questions of classical music—what is it, why is it, and where is it going—at this storied institution.”
Norman, who will relocate from Los Angeles to New York City, will also hold Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer’s Chair during the 2020-21 season, where he will curate a series of concerts featuring music by contemporaries who have not had the opportunity to have their works performed at Carnegie Hall as well as several of his own works. Norman's long list of previous honors include the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for the orchestral work Play and Pullitzer Prize finalist designations for his orchestral work Sustain and his string trio The Companion Guide to Rome. In February 2020, conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Norman’s Sustain, which was commissioned for the orchestra’s centennial in 2018. The piece premiered and was recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
To read The Juilliard School's official press release, click here.
(Sustain/Andrew Norman/Los Angeles Philharmonic/Gustavo Dudamel)
To learn more about Andrew Norman, visit schott-music.com.