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    Robert Cuckson

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    Robert Cuckson was born in 1942 in the U.K., and grew up in Australia. His principal compositions include three chamber operas and several orchestral works, including the Variations for Orchestra, and several tone-poems and concerti. His Piano Trio received a number of performances by the Mannes Trio, including performances for the Philadelphia Chamber Society and at the Salt Bay Festival in Maine. In 2009, he was composer in residence at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont. His song cycle on Yiddish texts, “Der gayst funem shturem,” was performed on the Marlboro Tour in 2010, including performances in Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, and its recording was released on a “Live from the Marlboro Music Festival” CD.

    He teaches at the Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he is currently chair of the Techniques of Music Department and a member of the composition faculty, and at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 2015, he was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award by the New School.


    Current Courses

    ESLM 7 Major Lessons

    ESLM 7 Major Lessons (Fall 2018)

    GR 2 cr. Major Lessons

    GR 2 cr. Major Lessons (Fall 2018)

    GR 4 cr. Major Lessons

    GR 4 cr. Major Lessons (Fall 2018)

    GR 5 cr. Major Lessons

    GR 5 cr. Major Lessons (Fall 2018)

    Keyboard 2A

    Keyboard 2A (Fall 2018)

    Keyboard 2B

    Keyboard 3A

    Keyboard 3A (Fall 2018)

    Keyboard 3B

    Keyboard Review for GR: A

    Keyboard Review for GR: A (Fall 2018)

    Keyboard Review for GR: B

    Score Reading 1A

    Score Reading 1A (Fall 2018)

    Score Reading 1B

    Techs of the Modern Era 1A

    Techs of the Modern Era 1A (Fall 2018)

    Techs of the Modern Era 1B

    Theory 3A

    Theory 3A (Fall 2018)

    Theory 3B

    Theory Pedagogy

    Theory Pedagogy (Fall 2018)

    UG 2 cr. Major Lessons

    UG 2 cr. Major Lessons (Fall 2018)

    Writing Projects

    Writing Projects (Fall 2018)

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