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  • Armen Donelian

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    Armen Donelian

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    Performed in major venues in 25 countries since 1975 as leader in Bilsak, Caramoor, Jacksonville, Jazz Jamboree, Oshanitsky, Ottawa, Pori, Portsmouth, Tucson, Veneto, Yerevan Jazz Festivals; as sideman with Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Harper, Jackie Paris, Anne Marie Moss, Paquito D’Rivera, Night Ark, Ivo Papasov, Rory Stuart, others in Burlington, Cinco de Mayo, Hennessey, Istanbul, Jazz Jamboree, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nemu-no Sato, Toronto Harbourfront Jazz Festivals. Composer, 100 works. Producer, thirteen critically acclaimed recordings on Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels. One Fulbright Senior Scholar / five Specialist Awards in Armenia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece. Lecturer, Paris, Zürich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Klagenfurt, Athens, St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Malmö, Jyväskylä, Arvika, Iasi, Tblisi, Yerevan conservatories. Six NEA Jazz Fellowships, five Meet the Composer grants, one NJSCA grant, two CEC Artslink Grants, one New School Faculty Development grant. Author, Training The Ear Vol. 1 (published in three languages) & Vol. 2 and Whole Notes (all published Schott Music); Sayat-Nova: Ancestral Songs (Edition Gruber); articles in Rutgers Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Downbeat, Keyboard magazines. Co-Founder with Marc Mommaas, Hudson Jazzworks. Curator, Hudson Jazz Festival. Steinway-affiliated artist. Artist's Certificate, 1968, Westchester Conservatory of Music; BA Music, 1972, Columbia University. Private studies, 1971-88, Carl Bamberger (conducting), Ludmila Ulehla (harmonic analysis), Harold Seletsky (Schoenberg theory and counterpoint), Richie Beirach (jazz piano).


    Current Courses

    Chick Corea Ensemble

    Chick Corea Ensemble (Spring 2019)

    Ear Training 7

    Ear Training 8

    Ear Training 8 (Spring 2019)

    Improvisation Ensemble

    Improvisation Ensemble (Spring 2019)

    Lessons 1000

    Lessons 1000 (Spring 2019)

    Lessons 2000: 3

    Lessons 3000: 3 (Spring 2019)

    Lessons 3000: 6 (Spring 2019)

    Sonny Rollins Ensemble

    Species Counterpoint 1A

    Species Counterpoint 1A (Spring 2019)

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