Apr 11, 2005 — David Glaser, visiting assistant professor of music at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University’s undergraduate school of liberal arts and sciences for women, is one of four composers to receive a music award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters at a ceremony May 18 in New York City.
Dr. Glaser will receive a $7,500 prize plus an additional $7,500 toward the recording of one work. A composer who frequently writes for small groups of virtuosic players, Dr. Glaser received the award for his pieces Gold-Vermillion, a trio for flute, alto saxophone and piano, and Moonset #1, for soprano and clarinet.
“I have no commercial recordings yet,” Dr. Glaser said. “This will help me produce a commercial CD, which is the best way to get your music heard. That will be the biggest boost to my career.”
Apparitions, Dr. Glaser’s new work for chamber orchestra, will premier Aug. 14 in Westhampton, NY, and his Piano Trio No. 2 will premier this coming season at the University of Xalapa in Mexico and by the Washington Square Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble in New York.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, founded in 1898, each year honors more than 50 artists, writers, architects, and composers with cash awards.