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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.

NewMusicBox Articles

Headlines May 31 2018 | By Ed Harsh
Ed Harsh to Embark on New Endeavor

It’s in the nature of what we do that we trade the safety of the status quo for the exciting possibility of the future. New Music USA is much more...

Articles December 14 2017 | By Ed Harsh
It Ain’t Over Yet. Don’t give up on Net Neutrality.

Don’t give up on #NetNeutrality. The FCC currently has the authority to do what it has just done and repeal net neutrality rules. But Congress can step in and pass...

Articles January 18 2017 | By Ed Harsh
Speak Now: Amplifying Our Voices

The 2016 presidential election was a seismic event for the United States and the world. Today we're introducing "Speak Now," a series of posts by artists sharing what they’re thinking...

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