Max Lifchitz (b. 1948; México City) is active as composer, performer and educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University, his musical activities have been funded by grants from the ASCAP, Ford and Guggenheim Foundations; the Fund for US Artists at International Festivals; Meet the Composer, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Arts. His compositions and performances are available on the CRI, Classic Masters, Finnadar, New World, North/South, Opus One, Phillips, RCA Victor and Vienna Modern Masters labels.

featured piece: Mosaico Latinoamericano

Michael Cohen, born in New York City, has a diverse and expansive career as a composer. His many compositions include works for chamber ensemble, musical theatre, opera and television. He is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art, and a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, having studied composition with Harold Shapiro and Irving Fine.

featured piece: I Remember


Robert Ashley
featured piece: Superior Seven

John Corigliano

Alberto Ginastera
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Katherine Hoover
featured piece: South Zephyr

Otto Luening

Robert Martin.
featured piece: One Year the Milkweed

Carl Nielsen
featured piece: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra

Joaquín Rodrigo
featured pieces: Concierto Pastoral
Fantasia para un gentilhombre

Harold Schiffman
featured piece: Concertino for Flute & Orchestra

Yalil Guerra Soto
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Stephen Yip
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“In Bellum Primum” World Premiere
The world premiere of 2012 Latin Grammy award winner Yalil Guerra’s ”In Bellum Primum” at Enlow Hall, Kean University, with pianist Martha Marchena.


Mosaico Latinoamericano
Performed by Max Lifchitz and Lisa Hansen at Ars Vitalis: The New Jersey New Music Forum Thursday, April 24, 2014 Eugene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall Kean University.