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    Wendy Griffiths


    Wendy Griffiths has composed chamber works, songs, orchestral works and dance scores. Her concert music has appeared on the Composers Concordance series, at the Merce Cunningham studio, the Manhattan School of Music, the Yale-Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Storm King Music Festival, Music Under Construction (of which she is a founding member) and in Stockholm performed by the Acidophilus Ensemble. Her works have also been performed by the Washington Master Chorale, the Double Entendre double reed ensemble, The Hudson Trio and the Parhelion Trio.The composition of her opera “The Quiet American,” was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from Meet the Composer and the American Music Center. Ms. Griffiths appears as a keyboard player/singer/bassist with her band Changing Modes (www.changingmodes.com) with whom she has recorded 2 EPs and 8 full-length CDs. The band won the 2013 M.E.A.N.Y. Festival and has been featured at International Pop Overthrow NY and Chicago and at M.E.O.W. Con in Austin. New York Music Daily called her one of the best songwriters in New York City. In addition, Ms. Griffiths works as a ballet accompanist and currently plays for the Joffrey Ballet School, Peridance and Steps on Broadway. Ms. Griffiths holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.M. from the Mannes College of Music. She received her D.M.A. in music composition from the CUNY Grad Center where she studied with Thea Musgrave, Bruce Saylor and David Olan. She has taught Songwriting, Piano and Orchestration and currently teaches Techniques of Music and Keyboard Harmony at the Mannes School of Music.

    Degrees Held

    B.A., M.M., D.M.A.

    Professional Affiliation

    New York Women Composers

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    Current Courses

    Dictation 1B
    CATM 1226, Spring 2023

    Dictation 2B
    CATM 2226, Spring 2023

    Ear Training 1B
    CATM 1216, Spring 2023

    Ear Training 2B
    CATM 2216, Spring 2023

    Keyboard 1B
    CATM 2246, Spring 2023

    Keyboard 2B
    CATM 3246, Spring 2023

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Spring 2023

    Lesson 1/2 hour
    RAML 0350, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Dictation 1A
    CATM 1225, Fall 2022

    Dictation 1B
    CATM 1226, Spring 2022

    Dictation 2A
    CATM 2225, Fall 2022

    Ear Training
    RATM 0501, Spring 2022

    Ear Training 1A
    CATM 1215, Fall 2022

    Ear Training 1B
    CATM 1216, Spring 2022

    Ear Training 2A
    CATM 2215, Fall 2022

    Keyboard 1A
    CATM 2245, Fall 2022

    Keyboard 1B
    CATM 2246, Spring 2022

    Keyboard 2A
    CATM 3245, Fall 2022

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Fall 2022, Spring 2022

    Lesson 1/2 hour
    RAML 0350, Fall 2022, Spring 2022

    Senior High TOM
    RATM 0500, Spring 2022

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