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Milford Graves

Faculty

Internationally acclaimed jazz musician and theorist Milford Graves has been the recipient of honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Down Beat International Award, and the Critics Award. Photo credit: Noa Ben-Amotz

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Joseph Alpar's research focuses on the anthropology of music in Turkey and the Middle East, and the relationships between music, spirituality, modernity, marginalization, social expression, and identity.

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Sergei Tcherepnin is an artist operating at the intersections of sound, sculpture and theater. Attaching synthesizers, computers and amplifiers to small surface transducers (devices that convert electrical signals into vibrations) he orchestrates complex multi-channel compositions in which objects are transformed into speakers.

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Thomas Bogdan’s vocal performance, in genres ranging from old music to new, avant-garde multimedia performance and cabaret, has received wonderful reviews from critics around the world.

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Curtis Wells turned a degree in engineering into an expertise for fixing electronics and optimizing audio gear—skills he puts to good use in his support of faculty and student work in music.

Joan Forsyth

Faculty

Pianist whose performing career has taken her from The Kennedy Center to tours of Europe, Japan, and South America

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Christine Tofani has taught piano students of all ages in her home state of Maine, and has enjoyed performing with community orchestras, collaborating with chamber music groups, and accompanying a wide variety of performers.

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Michael Wimberly is a composer, percussionist, and music producer who has recorded and toured throughout Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He is the driving force behind Power of Drum, an alternative arts program whose mission is to make music education accessible to all youth worldwide.

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Bruce Williamson is a jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist/recording artist who has collaborated and performed with such luminaries as Bobby McFerron, Fred Hersch, Julie Taymor, and Mark Rylance in a variety of genres, and whose work has been featured in Academy Award-winning film scores.

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Suzanne Thorpe is an award-winning electroacoustic flutist and composer, as well as a researcher and educator, whose work migrates between fixed, improvised, performed and installed forms. She employs an evolving array of technologies, listening for sound qualities and timbres, and moments to introduce them to each other. Drawing upon traditions of soundscape, land art, and improvisation, as well as research in new materialism, environmental ethics and systems inquiry, she composes works that reference the dynamic relationships between sound, place and its inhabitants.

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Kerry Ryer-Parke performs in a range of musical styles, from oratorio, opera, and early music to folk, jazz, and rock, in addition to directing the Bennington Children’s Chorus and Bennington Voice Workshop.

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Nathaniel Parke is a regional freelance cellist and is also on the faculty of Williams College.

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Pianist who has taught and performed through the United States and Italy, and prizewinner of the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetizky Society

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John Kirk teaches classes in the history of American and Celtic traditional music in addition to mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, mountain and hammered dulcimers, and traditional music ensemble.

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Andrew Greenwald is a performing and composing musician. He is a founding member of the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse (established 2002) and currently serves as the Artistic Director. His compositions have been performed internationally by leading ensembles including the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Adapter, Distractfold and ICE among others. 

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Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural fluency as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian.

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Faculty

Eli Crews is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, recording engineer, and composer. He has worked within a wide variety of musical styles and formats over his career, which started in San Francisco in the '90s.

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Brian Chase is a Brooklyn based drummer and composer active as a performer in contemporary rock and experimental music communities.  

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Nicholas Brooke creates music across disciplines, from collages of recordings with live theater, to home-built instrumentariums inspired by gamelan. He has received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and New Music USA fellowships and premieres at the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto, and MASS MOCA.

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Faculty

Digital-chamber-punk bands, nine-piece rockestras, 21st century medieval quartets: Kitty Brazelton’s ability to create new genres as a composer, performer, singer, and instrumentalist is rooted in a study of even the most traditional forms of music.

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Michael Bisio returned to New York in 2006 after spending 30 years on the West Coast and quickly became an integral part of the New York City creative music community. Since 2009, he has been bass instructor at Bennington College and a member of the Matthew Shipp Trio.

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A song by world fusion musician Derrik Jordan ’77 is included on the forthcoming album Our Green Earth, which is being released by Big Fuss Records on September 14 to bring awareness to healing the planet.

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Music faculty member Tom Bogdan was awarded his fourth Fulbright Grant to teach American composer Meredith Monk's A Celebration Service to musicians and dancers abroad. 

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Alumni

President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic

Photograph © Mathew Imaging

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Two classes, one big assignment: exhibit, catalogue, and archive black lives at Bennington in a multimedia performance exhibition in Usdan Gallery by Briee Della Rocca.

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The New York Times profiled pop duo Sylvan Esso (Amelia Meath '10 and Nick Sanborn) upon the release of their sophomore album, What Now

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Faculty

Matthew Edwards is the piano instructor for the student that wants to learn multiple styles of music including classical, blues, jazz, and pop styles.

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David Baron is a producer, composer, musician, and recording engineer. He has performed on pop albums, composed film scores, and composed and creative-directed sonic branding packages for television and advertising.