PROVOST'S GRANT | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Zosha was an awardee of the 2017 Provost's Grant Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of Columbia University. The grant supports Zosha's project to produce a contemporary chamber music album composed, conducted, and performed by women.

The Provost’s Grant provides awards, of up to $25,000 each, to support new or ongoing research and scholarship, seed funding for innovative research for which external funding would be difficult to obtain, and curricular development projects. 

LENFEST JUNIOR FACULTY GRANT

Zosha received the 2017 Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant from Columbia University to document and promote her interdisciplinary Phonobellow in a gallery setting. 

FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF HARLEM: WORKING WITH SOUND

Zosha, alongside Professor Ellie Hisama, was awarded a 2017 seed grant through the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research (CAETR) for the project For the Daughters of Harlem: Working With Sound. The project will offer opportunities at Columbia for girls and young women of color to engage with music--as composers, improvisers, sound artists, and thinkers--under the guidance of faculty, graduate students, and invited session leaders.

The Collaborative was launched at the White House on November 13, 2015 at the conference “Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color: A Research Agenda for the Next Decade.” It is is a national coalition of institutions in the United States committed to taking meaningful action to support and improve research addressing the lives of women and girls of color.

YARN/WIRE SUMMER 2018

Zosha will join the faculty of Yarn/Wire Summer 2018 Institute, working with students in  private lessons, master classes, and seminar-style classes investigating contemporary trends and techniques.

ILLUMINATIONS: BRIAN CHERNEY at 75

Come join us at McGill University to celebrate the work of Canadian composer Brian Cherney, via conference presentations and concerts of his fantastic music, Oct.27-28. I will be giving a paper on his piano music with the assistance of pianist Julia Den Boer.

BROWN UNIVERSITY

I'll be giving a guest lecture to the composers at Brown University on Oct.13th at 1pm, thanks to an invitation from my good friend Lu Wang. Looking forward to meeting their musical community!

EKMELES BLOG POST

Nice blog posts by Steven Hrycelak (bass), and Steven Bradshaw (tenor), on my piece The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named. It's always interesting hearing an analysis from the performer's perspective. Lots of other interesting posts here as well...

http://ekmeles.com/wp/

 

Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress

I am very honored to be one of the five composers to receive a Koussevitzky Commission this year from the Library of Congress. I will be using this opportunity to develop a new work for ICE +  conducting percussionist Steve Schick. Congratulations also to Amy Williams, Felipe Lara, David Fulmer, and Alexandre Lunsqui. 

String Quartet No.1 receives 10 premieres at the BISQC!

10 stunning groups gave the world premiere to String Quartet No.1 at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Tesla Quartet was awarded the Canadian Commission round, with the Rolston Quartet taking the grand prize. Congratulations to all the groups involved and special thanks to the CBC, the Banff Centre, and the Americas Society for supporting the creation of this work. (link to review in the Calgary Herald)