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Renowned composer Philip Rothman to discuss his career and music Oct. 13

September 28, 2011

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Renowned composer Philip Rothman will join Patrick Jones, director of the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. for “Conversations at Setnor: Philip Rothman on Being a Professional Composer in the 21st Century.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. Free parking is available in the Irving Garage; patrons should mention that they are attending the event.

rothmanThe Setnor School will also offer live audio and video streaming of the conversation. The streaming may be accessed via the VPA web site at immediately prior to the start of the discussion.

Rothman will be in Syracuse for the Oct. 14 premiere of his score for D.W. Griffith’s 1920 silent film “Way Down East,” which is being presented by the Society for New Music, Syracuse International Film Festival and Le Moyne College. Visit for more information.

Rothman’s compositions have been performed by the Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Maryland Symphony, National Philharmonic of Lithuania, Juilliard Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, United States Military Academy Band and numerous other ensembles. His music has been heard at major venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and has been broadcast on more than 200 radio stations in America on “Performance Today,” radio program “Indianapolis on-the-Air” and the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase. His recent work includes orchestrations for such major feature films as “The Nanny Diaries,” “Hollywoodland,” “Too Big to Fail,” “Taking Chance,” “Teddy: In His Own Words,” “You Don’t Know Jack” and the PBS mini-series “Faces of America.”

Rothman was a two-time participant in the Music Alive! program as composer-in-residence with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Green Bay Symphony. His endeavors have earned him numerous honors, including four American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a Renée B. Fisher Foundation Award, the Brian M. Israel Prize, a fellowship from the League of American Orchestras, a Meet The Composer Fund grant, grants from the American Music Center and annual ASCAP Special Awards since 1998.

Through his company, NYC Music Services, Rothman provides music preparation services to professional composers, publishers and institutions. Clients include the Metropolitan Opera, Indianapolis Symphony/Symphonic Pops Consortium and European American Music Corp. Learn more at

For more information about the conversation, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.

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