New Board of Directors Appointments

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 11:41 AM

The New York Composers Circle is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board of Directors. We welcome ROBERT PATERSON and CANDICE GREIFF to our Board and look forward to their guidance and contributions to the New York Composers Circle as we embark on our 21st concert season in 2023-2024.

American composer ROBERT PATERSON is a true New Yorker—born and raised in Buffalo, he lived in Rochester and Ithaca for over ten years, in New York City for over twenty years, and now lives in Saratoga Springs, near the Adirondacks. Paterson’s colorful music embraces a wide variety of themes, everything from goddesses and online dating to mathematics and the environment. His music is filled with emotion and fierce rhythmic energy, marked by elegance, wit, and meticulous craftsmanship. Named Composer of The Year by the Classical Recording Foundation at Carnegie Hall, Paterson is the winner of the Alfred I. DuPont Award, and his opera Three Way won the Grammy® under Best Classical Producer of the Year. His music is often a Best of the Year pick on National Public Radio. His orchestral tone poem, Dark Mountains, regularly airs on NPR’s Performance Today. Three Way premiered with Nashville Opera, then BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), and across the United States. Minnesota Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, The Oratorio Society of New York, Buffalo Philharmonic, Albany Pro Musica, Albany Symphony, Musica Sacra, Austin Symphony, Vermont Symphony, and ensembles worldwide perform his works. Paterson gives masterclasses at the Curtis Institute of Music, New York University, the Aspen Music Festival, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and more. He is the Artistic Director and house composer for Mostly Modern Projects. Robert is a lifelong vegan and an advocate for animals and the environment, celebrating the natural world with ground-breaking works such as his Triple ConcertoA New EaarthListenand I Go Among

CANDICE GREIFF is a native New Yorker, who currently lives in Uptown Manhattan with her two cats, Dolce’ and Figgy. She loves traveling and always sees the best in everyone she meets. Candice graduated from Queens College with a degree in Mathematics and Education. She also attended CW Post University as a graduate student in Education. Candice is retired, with over 20 years of Human Resources systems and project management experience. Candice most recently worked as a system implementation project manager at both Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic, where she continues with them as a member of the volunteer council. Candice has also performed consulting work for over 30 corporations across various industries in the same capacity. She spends most of her time volunteering with young adults and seniors in various capacities. She is a kind-hearted person who doesn’t think twice about helping those in need and supporting those who want to better themselves.