Announcing Our 2016-17 Host Facilities for the EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency

David Johnston

EtM is excited to announce our 2016-17 Con Edison Composers’ Residency host facilities! We are going into our eighth cycle of our Composers’ Residency and are pleased to have returning facilities Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Turtle Bay Music School, Bloomingdale School of Music and Flushing Town Hall.

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Our newest facility is the Queens Museum! Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement describes the active environment the Queens Museum provides for artists of all mediums. “The Queens Museum has always considered ourselves not just a venue to present finished work in our galleries, but a space where artists of all types produce, experiment and interact with our public.  Our collaboration with Exploring the Metropolis allows us to welcome composers to join the visual artists already in our studio community.”

Queens Museum is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park with a beautiful view of the majestic Unisphere. Their building houses numerous contemporary art galleries, an artists studio program, memorabilia from the two World’s Fairs that have taken place in the park, as well as the Panorama of the City of New York, a 9,500-square-foot to scale architectural model of NYC left over from its history as the NYC Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair.

While its numerous large and airy spaces are available for public presentations and occasional open rehearsals, they offer composers the use of their intimate and quiet 85 seat auditorium, equipped with a 12-channel mixing board and video projector. The museum encourages composers to collaborate with other artists working in all media, and their staff is eager to help design opportunities for engagement with the public.


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