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    Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz Named Aaron Copland Fellow by The New School’s College of Performing Arts
    Bob Hurwitz with Aaron Copland, 1973. Photo by David Gahr.

    Bob Hurwitz, Chairman Emeritus and former President of Nonesuch Records, has been named the Aaron Copland Fellow at The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA), expanding upon a decade-long teaching relationship with The New School.

    "Under Bob's visionary leadership, Nonesuch Records has provided an unparalleled platform for many of the most important and interesting artists of the late 20th and early 21st century, including John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Richard Goode, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, and so many more," said College of Performing Arts Executive Dean Richard Kessler.

    "Expanding Bob's role at The New School through the Aaron Copland Fellowship means that more students at The College of Performing Arts will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most important music industry visionaries of our time."

    As the Aaron Copland Fellow, Hurwitz will play an important role in the continuing development of CoPA's new Master's in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, which welcomed its first cohort in Fall 2017. Drawing on his landmark tenure as President of Nonesuch Records, Hurwitz will provide educational and practical training for musicians and artists who are navigating between the worlds of art and commerce, and lead students in an examination of the impact of the digital revolution on the performing arts and artists.

    "Aaron Copland's music has been a life-long companion and as the years go on I find myself more and more deeply moved whenever I hear his music," says Hurwitz. "I also had the great privilege of meeting with Copland a few times in my early 20s when I worked at Columbia Masterworks. It is a great honor to be awarded a teaching fellow position that bears his name, and I am so grateful to Richard Kessler and The New School's College of Performing Arts for this recognition. "

    Hurwitz was President of Nonesuch Records from 1984 to 2017, where he signed and worked with artists including Caetano Veloso, Chris Thile, Jeremy Denk, Stephen Sondheim, Audra McDonald, Randy Newman, Joshua Redman, The Magnetic Fields, John Zorn, Adam Guettel, as well as those mentioned above. Hurwitz is credited with helping the company expand their offerings by signing artists of diverse genres, including jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, and rock.

    In naming Hurwitz as the Aaron Copland Fellow, The New School is reaching back into its 100 year history, recognizing the long-term and ground breaking tenure of Copland as a faculty member at The New School. Copland had a decade-long tenure at The New School where he taught a range of courses and developed much of the content for his book What to Listen for in Music.

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Nonesuch Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz Named Aaron Copland Fellow by The New School’s College of Performing Arts

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Bob Hurwitz, Chairman Emeritus and former President of Nonesuch Records, has been named the Aaron Copland Fellow at The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA), expanding upon a decade-long teaching relationship with The New School. "Expanding Bob's role at The New School through the Aaron Copland Fellowship means that more students at The College of Performing Arts will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most important music industry visionaries of our time," said Executive Dean Richard Kessler. Hurwitz will play an important role in the continuing development of CoPA's new Master's in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.

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Bob Hurwitz, Chairman Emeritus and former President of Nonesuch Records, has been named the Aaron Copland Fellow at The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA), expanding upon a decade-long teaching relationship with The New School.

"Under Bob's visionary leadership, Nonesuch Records has provided an unparalleled platform for many of the most important and interesting artists of the late 20th and early 21st century, including John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Richard Goode, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, and so many more," said College of Performing Arts Executive Dean Richard Kessler.

"Expanding Bob's role at The New School through the Aaron Copland Fellowship means that more students at The College of Performing Arts will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most important music industry visionaries of our time."

As the Aaron Copland Fellow, Hurwitz will play an important role in the continuing development of CoPA's new Master's in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, which welcomed its first cohort in Fall 2017. Drawing on his landmark tenure as President of Nonesuch Records, Hurwitz will provide educational and practical training for musicians and artists who are navigating between the worlds of art and commerce, and lead students in an examination of the impact of the digital revolution on the performing arts and artists.

"Aaron Copland's music has been a life-long companion and as the years go on I find myself more and more deeply moved whenever I hear his music," says Hurwitz. "I also had the great privilege of meeting with Copland a few times in my early 20s when I worked at Columbia Masterworks. It is a great honor to be awarded a teaching fellow position that bears his name, and I am so grateful to Richard Kessler and The New School's College of Performing Arts for this recognition. "

Hurwitz was President of Nonesuch Records from 1984 to 2017, where he signed and worked with artists including Caetano Veloso, Chris Thile, Jeremy Denk, Stephen Sondheim, Audra McDonald, Randy Newman, Joshua Redman, The Magnetic Fields, John Zorn, Adam Guettel, as well as those mentioned above. Hurwitz is credited with helping the company expand their offerings by signing artists of diverse genres, including jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, and rock.

In naming Hurwitz as the Aaron Copland Fellow, The New School is reaching back into its 100 year history, recognizing the long-term and ground breaking tenure of Copland as a faculty member at The New School. Copland had a decade-long tenure at The New School where he taught a range of courses and developed much of the content for his book What to Listen for in Music.

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Bob Hurwitz with Aaron Copland, 1973. Photo by David Gahr.

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