(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 Niche.com.
Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.
Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels. Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market.
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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