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Barlow Prize Award to Ramapo College Music Professor

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 12, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College of New Jersey Assistant Professor of Music Gilad Cohen has been named the recipient of the prestigious Barlow Prize presented by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. Cohen’s application was selected from 346 submissions from 31 countries. He will receive $12,000 to compose a major new work for violin and piano in 2017.

“The Barlow Prize is unique in that it offers a series of premieres by top-notch performers alongside the generous commission,” Cohen said. “During the composition process, I always like to imagine how the performers might play each passage, thus it will be inspiring to write the new piece while taking into consideration the unique voices of the musicians who will be premiering it.”

Cohen’s music has been performed by groups such as the Brentano Quartet, the Mivos Quartet, the Israeli Chamber Project and the Nash Ensemble of London, among others.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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