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  • Armen Donelian


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    Armen Donelian


    Performed in major venues in 25 countries since 1975 as leader in Bilsak, Caramoor, Hudson, 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, Nemuno 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 English, Italian, Japanese) & 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

    Adv ET: Aural Harmony

    Adv ET: Aural Harmony (Fall 2019)

    Chick Corea Ensemble

    Improvisation Ensemble

    Improvisation Ensemble (Fall 2019)

    Joe Henderson Ensemble

    Lessons 1000

    Lessons 1000 (Fall 2019)

    Lessons 2000: 3 (Fall 2019)

    Sonny Rollins Ensemble (Fall 2019)

    Species Counterpoint 1A

    Species Counterpoint 1A (Fall 2019)

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