Intent on forming a new learning and creative center, The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) has partnered with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa. The goal of the Philip Glass Institute is to offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. As Ensemble in Residence, the Philip Glass Ensemble will base its extensive touring and performance operations out of The New School. At The New School, the group will integrate its rigorous practice-performance methodology into CoPA’s innovative curriculum, hosting workshops, leading masterclasses, and welcoming the public to select rehearsals.
Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute. Bielawa will serve not just to preserve Glass’s legacy, but to further it by creating new works, curating concerts, and creating new courses and curricula that build on the ethos and vision of Philip Glass. Bielawa, an award-winning multidisciplinary artist-composer, is a 2009 Rome Prize winner in Musical Composition and recipient of the 2017 Music Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
To read more about the Philip Glass Institute at The New School, visit the press release here.