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  • Robert Cuckson

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    Robert Cuckson

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    Robert Cuckson was born in 1942 in the U.K., and grew up in Australia. His principal compositions include three chamber operas and several orchestral works, including the Variations for Orchestra, and several tone-poems and concerti. His Piano Trio received a number of performances by the Mannes Trio, including performances for the Philadelphia Chamber Society and at the Salt Bay Festival in Maine. In 2009, he was composer in residence at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont. His song cycle on Yiddish texts, “Der gayst funem shturem,” was performed on the Marlboro Tour in 2010, including performances in Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, and its recording was released on a “Live from the Marlboro Music Festival” CD.

    He teaches at the Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he is currently chair of the Techniques of Music Department and a member of the composition faculty, and at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 2015, he was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award by the New School.


    Current Courses

    IS: Techniques of Music
    CATM 5900, Fall 2021

    IS: Techniques of Music
    CATM 4900, Fall 2021

    Keyboard 3A
    CATM 4245, Fall 2021

    Score Reading 1A
    CATM 5655, Fall 2021

    Techs of the Modern Era 1A
    CATM 5305, Fall 2021

    Theory Pedagogy
    CBPD 5000, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Keyboard 3B
    CATM 4246, Spring 2022

    Score Reading 1B
    CATM 5556, Spring 2022

    Techs of the Modern Era 1B
    CATM 5306, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    IS: Techniques of Music
    CATM 4900, Spring 2021

    Tech. of the Modern Era +
    CATM 5177, Spring 2021

    Theory 3B
    CATM 3206, Spring 2021

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