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Caroline Newman

Caroline H. Newman graduated from the Mannes College of Music in 1979 with a Professional Diploma in Music Composition. For a period, she continued her studies privately; she subsequently returned to academic studies at New York University, where she worked intensely with Dr. Justin Dello Joio. She received a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition in May 2001, and her Masters degree in Performing Arts in Music Composition in January 2004; she earned a Founders Day Award for outstanding scholarship and an award for outstanding achievement in composition. Ms. Newman has enjoyed recognition both here and abroad. Her Two Tuscan Airs for Sextet have been performed in Italy; Moods for Orchestra made its debut in Bucharest, Romania; Meditation for Octet has enjoyed performances in New York City, along with Three Preludes for Piano Solo; Inflections I-V for Solo Piano, Two Pieces for Unaccompanied Cello, Duet for C Flute and Bass Flute, and Piece for Four Percussionists featuring concert grand marimba. Her quintet for clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, cello, and percussion, Unter der Lindenbaum, was performed in Berlin by the Anton Webern Berlinische Ensemble in the spring of 2005. In October of that same year, Ms. Newman was invited by the Black Sea Symphony to participate in the Constanta Music Festival in Romania where Impressions for Orchestra No. 1 was performed and recorded in 2006. In 2008 she returned to Constanta, Romania to then have performed and recorded Impressions for Orchestra No. 2. Since then Ms. Newman has participated in a joint effort in music and film for a performance in the Sight and Sound Music Festival in New York.  Her trio for clarinet, cello, and piano was performed by the Trio Bartok at the Comtemporary Music Festival in Seville, Spain. Introspection, a seven-teen piece chamber orchestra, also received a performance in Mijas, Spain. Ms. Newman is an accomplished pianist, having studied with world-renowned concert pianist and improvisational artist Grace Castagnetta, and combines this with her compositional skills to perform a series of improvisations based on contemporary scales and techniques.