Come study music with MSPA’s Composer-in-Residence Noam Faingold!
May and August 2014
Chamber string duo writing seminar with Tulsa Camerata ($300 tuition; 4 private lessons, 2 group seminars and a recording session)
We’ll have a 4 private lessons and two group seminars on writing effectively for string duo. Two lessons and one seminar will happen in may, and two lessons and one seminar will happen in august, with students having the summer to finalize their pieces. The seminar will end with a reading/recording session of their works by players from the Tulsa Camerata, who will also provide feedback.
Private lessons will focus on personal musical development, exercises and repertoire.
NOAM FAINGOLD BIO:
Come study composition, songwriting and chamber music with Noam Faingold, composer/performer/conductor/educator!
Tulsan Noam Faingold, Midtown School for the Performing Arts’ Composer-in-Residence is an up and coming composer, conductor, performer and educator working equally in the worlds of rock, classical and Jazz. Noam is currently the composition teacher at the Bart Center for Music. Noam attended Booker T. Washington High School and the University of Tulsa before the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship took him to New York and London.
In 2010, Noam was the orchestrator and principal arranger for Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and the Bartlesville Symphony’s OK Mozart Festival performance of JFJO’s “Ludwig,” a Jazz/Rock/Classical crossover re-imagining of two complete Beethoven symphonies. Noam has also worked as an orchestrator with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, the HIFA Arts Festival in Zimbabwe and with his Burning City Orchestra. BCO placed in the top 20 (out of 2,000 entries from 88 countries) in the BBC’s “Next Big Thing 2007” competition.
Noam’s music has been performed by ensembles, chamber music societies and festivals all over the world, in New York City, Boston, Aspen, London, Berlin, Paris, Sweden and Finland, among others. In London, Noam served as artistic director at the i = u festival, celebrating improvisation in music. He mentored under Samuel Adler and other composers from the Juilliard School, Indiana University and the American Composer’s Orchestra as the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s composition Performance Associate for several years.
As a conductor, educator and music coach, Noam has conducted and rehearsed performances and recordings of works by traditional, established, and student composers at the Bowdoin, Aspen, Atlantic and i = u festivals, The Royal Academy of Music (London), King’s College London, New York University and NYU’s Clive Davis Recording Studio, and the University of Tulsa. He has given workshops, lectures and masterclasses in Orchestral Rock performance techniques, traditional and rock chamber music coaching, contemporary American music, Pop music analysis, music essay writing and rhythm section playing through organizations like the Bowdoin Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, National Orchestra for All (London), Upward Bound, New Music USA/Metlife Creative Connections Grant, and at King’s College London, NYU and TU. In 2013, Noam was the double bass fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival.
Noam received his Bachelors in Composition from TU with a minor in film scoring and won first prize in the School of Music’s Bela Rozsa Composition Competition. He received his Master of Music in Composition at New York University before moving to London, where he is currently finishing his PhD in music composition at King’s College London on a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship. He was a finalist for the 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the 2010 BMI Young composer awards.
Noam’s music has received attention locally in the Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman, Tulsa People, Urban Tulsa, and nationally/internationally in the New York Times, BBC, Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times, jambase.com, The Strad, and Aamulehti (Finland) among others.
Noam is currently working on many exciting projects for this year, including finishing a bass concerto for Kurt Muroki (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center), a new piano quintet for Frank Huang (concertmaster, Houston Symphony), a new orchestra piece for a festival in Argentina, a new work for the International Double Reed Society, and preparing for the release of his rock orchestra’s first full-length album.
For more info, please go to noamfaingold.com