Jorge Grossmann, School of Music, wins MacDowell Fellowship for the second time


Contributed by Jenny Stockdale

Assistant Professor of Music Composition Jorge Grossmann has been selected for an artist residency this summer at the MacDowell Colony where he will be working on his new composition, "Whistling Vessels," a commission by the Society of New Music. The work will premiere in November 2013. 

Grossmann was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony for the first time in 2006, in which occasion he wrote a series of piano works. This time, his composition is scored for a chamber ensemble with the addition of whistling vessels (Peruvian pre-Columbian instruments).

Grossmann's music has been performed throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe by ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Peruvian National Symphony, New England Philharmonic, Aspen Sinfonia, Kiev Camerata, Orquesta de la Universidad del Norte (Paraguay), Boston Musica Viva, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble Wien, Da Capo Chamber Players, Seattle Chamber Players, Jack Quartet and Amernet Quartet . His works find inspiration in a wide range of subjects, from medieval music to Latin American modern art.

For further information on his work, visit