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  • Wendy Griffiths


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    Wendy Griffiths


    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. Her works have also been performed by the Washington Master Chorale, the Double Entendre double reed ensemble, The Hudson Trio and the Parhelion Trio.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 8 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.

    Degrees Held

    B.A., M.M., D.M.A.

    Professional Affiliation

    New York Women Composers

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    Current Courses

    Dictation 1A

    Dictation 1A (Fall 2019)

    Dictation 1B

    Ear Training

    Ear Training (Fall 2019)

    Ear Training 1A (Fall 2019)

    Ear Training 1B

    ET/Dictation Fundamentals 1A

    Keyboard 1A

    Keyboard 1A (Fall 2019)

    Keyboard 1B

    Lesson 1 hour

    Lesson 1 hour (Fall 2019)

    Lesson 1/2 hour

    Lesson 1/2 hour (Fall 2019)

    Pre-Senior TOM

    Pre-Senior TOM (Fall 2019)

    Senior High TOM

    Senior High TOM (Fall 2019)

    Theory Fundamentals 1B

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