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Ed Harsh

New York, NY   

Ed Harsh is President and CEO of New Music USA, having previously been President and Vice President of Meet The Composer since 2005. His background includes more than twenty years of professional experience in the arts as program director, development officer, composer, teacher, and writer. Aside from his work with MTC, his principal positions have included the Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition, Director of Development of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Associate Director of David Bury & Associates, and Managing Director of Sequitur new music ensemble. As a founding member of the grassroots Common Sense Composers Collective and as an individual composer, he has completed commissioned work for many prominent ensembles, among them the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, New Millennium Ensemble, and American Baroque. He has authored numerous published items, from essays on music to musical editions to recording reviews. His compositions are recorded commercially on the Albany, Santa Fe New Music, CRI, and Neuma labels. Mr. Harsh holds degrees in composition and musicology, including a DMA from Yale University, an MA from Columbia University, and a BM from Peabody Conservatory. He also studied at the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands. His composition teachers included Louis Andriessen, Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman, and Robert Hall Lewis.

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