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Joel Feigin, DMA

Occupation: Professor Emeritus of Music
Company: University of California Santa Barbara
Born: New York, New York

Education:
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University (1983-1985)
DMA, The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1982)
Student, Berkshire Music Center, Lenox, MA (1981)
MM, The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1977)
Student, Conservatoire Americaine de Fontainebleau, France (1974-1977)
BA, Columbia University, New York, NY (1972)
Student, Mannes College of Music, New York, NY (1971-1972)
Student, Aspen School of Music (1970)

Career:
Professor Emeritus of Music, University of California Santa Barbara (2015-Present)
Professor of Music, University of California Santa Barbara (2002-2015)
Associate Professor of Music, University of California Santa Barbara (1998-2002)
Assistant Professor of Music, University of California Santa Barbara (1992-1997)
Faculty Member, Theory, Manhattan School of Music (1988-1992)
Assistant Professor of Music, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (1986-1987)

Career Related:
Novice Priest

Civic:
Member, Board of Directors, Impulse New Music Festival (2019-Present)

Creative Works:
Composer, Opera, “Outcast at the Gate” (2017-Present); Composer, “Variations on Mel’s Song” (2021); Composer, “Ti Sarani” (2015); Composer, “Two Songs from Twelfth Night” (2013); Composer, “On the Death of Our Young” (2013); Composer, “Surging Seas” (2013); Composer, “Dirge” for Brass Ensemble (2010); Composer, “Gently Flowing” for Violin and Piano (2010); Composer, “Shifting Spirits” for Violin and Cello (2010); Composer, “Aviv: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra” (2009); Composer, “Lament Amid Silence” for Solo Viola, Consort of Six Violas, Piano (2009); Composer, “Lament with Ghosts” for Solo Viola with a Consort of Six Violas (2009); Composer, “Ghosts” for Six Violas (2009); Composer, “Montecito Variation” for Solo Violin (2009); Composer, “Lament” for Solo Viola (2009); Composer, “Variations on Empty Space” for Piano (2008); Composer, “Twelfth Night” (2003); Composer, “Song of Loving-Kindness” (2000); Composer, “Mosaic in Two Panels” for String Orchestra (1999); Composer, “Tapestry” for Horn, Violin and Piano (1998); Composer, “Elegy for Orchestra” (1997); Composer, “Mosaic in Two Panels” for String Quartet (1997); Composer, “Festive Overture” for Orchestra (1996); Composer, “Variations on a Theme by Arnold Schoenberg” for Piano (1995); Composer, “Veronderungen” for Violin and Piano (1995); Composer, “Fourteen Canonic Variations, after J.S. Bach BWV 1087” for Two Pianos (1995); Composer, “Four Meditations from Dogen” for Piano (1994); Composer, “Transience” for Oboe and Percussion (1994); Composer, “Prelude and Scena,” “Mysteries of Eleusis” (1994); Composer, “Aria from Mountains and Rivers” for Soprano and Piano (1993); Composer, “Nexus” for Flute and Piano (1993); Composer, “Echoes from the Holocaust” for Oboe, Viola, and Piano (1993); Composer, “Mountains and Rivers Trio” for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1990); Composer, “Il Paradiso Terrestre” for Soprano and Piano (1988); Composer, “Five Ecstatic Poems of Kabir” for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1988); Composer, “Four Poems of Linda Pastan” for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1987); Composer, “Four Fantasy Pieces” for Flute and Piano (1987); Composer, “Demeter’s Scena” from “Mysteries of Eleusis” for Soprano and Piano (1986); Composer, “Eight Japanese Poems” for Soprano or Tenor and Harp (1984); Composer, “First Tragedy” for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano (1982)

Awards:
Honoree, First Prize, “Five Ecstatic Poems of Kabir,” Third Millennium Composer’s Competition (2010); Recipient, Cheryl A. Spector Prize, “Five Ecstatic Poems of Kabir” (2010); Senior Fulbright Fellow, Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia (1998-1999); Guggenheim Fellow (1985); Recipient, Dimitri Mitropoulos Prize in Composition, Berkshire Music Festival (1981); Honoree, First Place, Production Competition Division II Twelfth Night, National Opera Association, University of California Santa Barbara

Memberships:
Member, College Music Society (2007-Present); Member, Opera America (2003-Present); Member, Society of Composers, Inc. (1996-Present); Member, American Composers Forum (1992-Present); Member, National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA) (1992-Present); Member, The League of Composers, Inc./ISCM (1989-Present); Member, Broadcast Music International (1987-Present)

Family:
Son of Irwin and Mollie Kanowitz Feigin
Married: Severine Neff

Hobbies:
Reading; Meditating; Playing with his dog

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the West – 2016, 43rd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the West – 2015, 42nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the West – 2014, 41st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the West – 2013, 40th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the West – 2012, 39th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the West – 2011, 38th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the West – 2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)

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