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  • Armen Donelian

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    Armen Donelian

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    Private studies with Carl Bamberger (conducting), Ludmila Ulehla (harmonic analysis), Harold Seletsky (Schoenberg theory and counterpoint) and Richie Beirach (jazz piano). Performed in 23 countries in major venues as leader and sideman since 1975 with Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Harper, Jackie Paris, Anne Marie Moss, Paquito D’Rivera, Night Ark, Ivo Papasov and others. Composer of 100 works. Producer of twelve critically acclaimed recordings on Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels. Fulbright Senior Scholar for work in Armenia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Greece. Taught at conservatories in Paris, Zürich, Copenhagen, Athens, St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Malmö, Jyväskylä, Arvika, Iasi, Tblisi and Yerevan. Steinway-affiliated artist. Recipient of six NEA Jazz Fellowships, five Meet the Composer grants, one NJSCA grant, two CEC Artslink Grants, and one New School Faculty Development grant. Author of Training the Ear Vol. 1 & 2 and Whole Notes (all on Advance) and articles in Rutgers Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Downbeat and Keyboard magazines. Co-Founder, Hudson Jazzworks, Inc.


    Current Courses

    Species Counterpoint 1A

    Ear Training 7

    Ear Training 8

    Lessons 1000

    Lessons 2000: 3

    Lessons 3000: 6

    Improvisation Ensemble

    Chick Corea Ensemble

    Sonny Rollins Ensemble

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