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  • Profile:

    Wendy Griffiths has composed chamber works, songs, orchestral works and dance scores. Her concert music has appeared on the Composers Concordance series, at the Merce Cunningham studio, the Manhattan School of Music, the Yale-Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Storm King Music Festival, Music Under Construction (of which she is a founding member) and in Stockholm performed by the Acidophilus Ensemble. The composition of her opera “The Quiet American,” was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from Meet the Composer and the American Music Center. Ms. Griffiths appears as a keyboard player/singer/bassist with her band Changing Modes ( with whom she has recorded 2 EPs and 6 full-length CDs. The band won the 2013 M.E.A.N.Y. Festival and has been featured at International Pop Overthrow NY and Chicago and at M.E.O.W. Con in Austin. New York Music Daily called her one of the best songwriters in New York City. In addition, Ms. Griffiths works as a ballet accompanist and currently plays for the Joffrey Ballet School. Ms. Griffiths holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.M. from the Mannes College of Music. She received her D.M.A. in music composition from the CUNY Grad Center where she studied with Thea Musgrave, Bruce Saylor and David Olan. She currently teaches Songwriting, Piano, Ear Training and Music Theory in the Extension Division of the Mannes College of Music.

    Current Courses:

    ET/Dictation Fundamentals 1A

    ET/Dictation Fundamentals 1B

    Ear Training 1A

    Ear Training 1B

    Dictation 1A

    Dictation 1B

    Lesson 1/2 hour (Open Campus)

    Senior High TOM (Open Campus)

    Pre-Senior TOM (Open Campus)