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Make Music New York Announces New Executive Director >>

Make Music New York is pleased to announce that Jenny Undercofler in the organization's new Executive Director, effective immediately. Jenny served as Founder and Director of Face the Music, the acclaimed new-music youth ensemble, since 2005; she was also Music Director of New York's Special Music School (PS 859) -- a public school for musically gifted children -- from 2004 until the present.

Calling All Bells, Brass, Singers and Smartphones: Make Music Winter Proposals Due October 1 for a Second Annual Parade

Calling All Bells, Brass, Singers and Smartphones: MMNY Winter Proposals Due October 1 >>

A call for proposals comes to us via Make Music New York. Back for its fourth iteration, MMNY Winter will return Sunday, December 21 with musical parades for players of bells, guitars, harps, smartphones and more.

EXCLUSIVE, NPR Music, Make Music New York, Sunny Jain

FIRST TAKE: NPR Music Field Recording - Sunny Jain (Red Baraat) 100+BPM @ BPL, Make Music New York >>

Again, while we wait for NPR Music to finish editing their newest field recording from Make Music New York, we thought we'd share some more footage of the rehearsal process--with a score, of course.

REHEARSAL: NPR Music Field Recording - Sunny Jain (Red Baraat) 100+BPM @ Brooklyn Public Library, Make Music New York (June 21, 2014) [VIDEO]

REHEARSAL: NPR Music Field Recording - Sunny Jain (Red Baraat) 100+BPM @ BPL, Make Music New York >>

While we wait for NPR Music to finish editing their newest field recording from Make Music New York, we thought we'd share some video of the rehearsal process--with a score, no less.

Calling All New Yorkers: Make Music New York's June Festival Submissions Expire Tuesday at Midnight and Ask for Your Help

DEADLINE: Make Music New York's June Festival Submissions Expire Tuesday at Midnight! >>

The Make Music New York deadline ends in less than 48 hours. If you aren't in the know, the festival has a rather large venue across the island and features 975 performers at 410 locations. Submissions are open to the public, who have until midnight Tuesday to the event on June 21.

Gunther Schuller Talks Charles Mingus' 'Epitaph' at Make Music New York's New Lecture Series >>

The mystifying precision it takes to master a craft is one often sought through various means. Experience warrants success, but it's not easily or swiftly obtained. And every now and then one needs a guide for the journey. Lucky for you, then, Make Music New York and Gunther Schuller have you covered.

Make Music New York, Winter 2013, Features Phil Kline's 'Peregrine' [SCHEDULE] >>

Join the 13 other participatory musical parades on Saturday, as well. And do share your first day of winter using @makemusicny on Twitter, hastag: #MMW2013

Archway

EXCLUSIVE: Eli Keszler & Sō Percussion, 'Archway' @ Make Music New York >>

Because, like Anthony Kiedis once said, you can't NOT get enough under the bridge downtown.

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EXCLUSIVE: Eli Keszler & Sō Percussion, 'Archway' @ Make Music New York >>

Presented in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District, New York City's Department of Transportation, Q2 internet radio and ISSUE Project Room's onging PAN_ACT Fest, Keszler's 'Archway' used tuned piano wires--stretching all the way from Adams Street to Anchorage Place--and mechanical beaters to conjure a rich and resonant drone for Sō's battery of snares and cymbals.

Make Music New York Wants YOU for Cornelius Cardew's 'The Great Learning' >>

Cornelius Cardew's 'The Great Learning' instigated the formation of the Scratch Orchestra--an ensemble that, over many years and many more iterations, has counted AMM, Brian Eno, Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars among its members.

Make Music New York 2013 Calls for Keyboardists and Singers >>

175 pianists and 144 vocalists are needed for works by Jed Distler and R. Murray Schafer.

Make Music New York 2013 Announces 'Mass Appeal' >>

MMNY's signature program, where everyone who plays an instrument can make music with all their friends, enters its fifth year.

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