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Nomi Epstein
April 18, 2010, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Composers


Nomi Epstein

Born: May 4, 1978

Current Location: Chicago, Il



Nomi Epstein is active as a composer, concert organizer, and music educator. She has earned degrees from Columbia University (B.A.), New England Conservatory (M.M.), and Northwestern University (Doctor of Music). Her principal teachers include Fred Lerdahl, Michael Gandolfi, Marti Epstein, Amy Williams, Jay Alan Yim, and Augusta Read Thomas. Epstein has attended such festivals as La Schola Cantorum’s month-long institute in Paris, the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance under the direction of Steve Drury at New England Conservatory, Music05 Festival at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Fontainebleau School for the Arts in France. Music for Orchestra won the inaugural Northwestern University Orchestra Composition Competition and was premiered by the Northwestern Chamber Orchestra in 2004. Participating in the 2005 Young Composer Workshop at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival under Jo Kondo, Violin and Piano was presented by David Alberman and Rolf Hind. Epstein attended the 2006 Bang on a Can Summer Institute where her Music for 7 Instruments and Voice was premiered under the direction of Brad Lubman as well as Ostrava Days 2007 (Czech Republic) where [Untitled] was performed by the Melos Ethos Ensemble. Past commissions have come from the New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble (This Too Shall Pass premiered in April 2006 at Jordon Hall in Boston, later reviewed in the Feb 2007 issue of Percussive Arts Society’s magazine), David Kalhous, 5 Degrees Northwest Wind Quintet, Steven Lin, the Roosevelt University Percussion Ensemble, and the internationally renowned guitarist Seth Josel (Blueprint premiered in June 2006 in Great Barrington, MA). In April 2008, Epstein was invited for a residency as an Associate Artist in Composition at the Atlantic Center for the Arts where she worked with Master Artist David Lang. She has contributed works to Australian flutist Janet McKay’s 2009 US tour “Those Vanished Hands” (Two Flutes and Tape), guitarist Aaron Larget Caplan’s “New Lullaby Project” (Lulebiye), and percussionist Joe Bergen’s new works for vibraphone collection “For Semy” (Vibraphone Miniature). Upcoming 2009 performances include the premiere of Solo for Large Ensemble, an orchestral work, by the Ostravska Banda in the Czech Republic. Epstein’s compositions have been performed at various venues in Boston, North Adams, New York, New Haven, Chicago, Oberlin, Cincinnati, Huddersfield, UK, Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Paris, France. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University, and is currently a lecturer at Roosevelt University. She is a founding teacher of piano and theory at the British Music School of Chicago, a faculty piano teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music, as well as a private piano teacher to children ranging from 4-14 years of age.

Music © 2010 Nomi Epstein

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Dear Nomi: certainly a very impressive resume of all that you have been doing. We are very happy fPeter and Pollyor your achievements, keep us posted,please, Peter and Polly

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