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Lecture: Joseph Rebman, Harpist & Composer

  • Skidmore College, Arthur Zankel Music Center, ELM Hall 815 N Broadway Saratoga Spring, NY 12866 United States (map)
Rather than teaching composers how to understand the harp, I want to teach harpists how to understand composers. 

Joseph Rebman: Bridging the Gap: A Harpists Guide to Working with Composers and Performing Contemporary Music

Beyond Debussy and Ravel, it is rare for a composer to fully understand the harp. This may lead harpists to feel wary in performing contemporary music, or music by living composers. This lecture will cover two topics: How to work with composers to translate their ideas into idiomatic harp writing, and how to best edit a composition when the composer can’t be reached. This lecture will focus on the harp, but other participants are also welcome!

Open to Institute participants and faculty only.