Missy Mazzoli

Friday, April 9th, 2010 - 1:19 pm

Missy Mazzoli, Executive Director

Missy Mazzoli’s music has been performed all over the world by ensembles including the Minnesota Orchestra, Present Music, NOW Ensemble, Newspeak and Ensemble Klang. She has been decribed as “gifted” by Alex Ross of the New Yorker, and after a performance by the Minnesota Orchestra, her work These Worlds In Us was highly praised by James Oestreich of the New York Times. In 2006 Missy was a featured composer at Merkin Hall in New York City and at the Gaudeamus New Music Festival in Amsterdam. She is a recipient of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award as well as a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006 she taught composition at Yale University, and is now Executive Director of the MATA Festival of New Music in New York City. In 2002 she received a Fulbright grant and traveled to the Netherlands, where she studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. In 2004 she was composer-in-residence at STEIM, Amsterdam’s center for electronic music. In 2006 she received her Masters at the Yale School of Music, where she worked with Aaron Kernis, Martin Bresnick and David Lang.

Upcoming projects include two performances of These Worlds In Us by the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as new works composed for Eighth Blackbird, the Albany Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and pianist Kathy Supove. She is also working on a large-scale multimedia work with NOW Ensemble. Her work will also be performed as part of the MATA Festival of New Music, the Bang-on-a-Can New Music Marathon, the 2007 Cabrillo Festival of New Music, the VIM Tribeca series, and Kathy Supove’s Exploding Piano series.

More info at www.missymazzoli.com