Composition in the News

The College Student Behind the “What the World Needs Now” Viral Video

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Forbes

On March 14, Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20), a composition major in her senior year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, flew home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the coronavirus was shutting down the campus she loved. An ambitious 22-year-old who has written music for a Lexus commercial and a PBS documentary, she was shaken and upset.

Coronavirus Quarantine Can’t Silence the Arts

Friday, March 27, 2020 Boston Herald

Boston Conservatory senior Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) turned to music to help her though these difficult days. The 22-year-old composition major and saxophonist organized a virtual orchestra of 74 fellow students and alumni performing, “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

Honored Artists of The American Prize, 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 The American Prize

Conservatory alumni Oliver Caplan (M.M. '06, composition) and Gregory Fritze (B.M. '76, composition) have each been recognized as 2019 Honored Artists of The American Prize. Honored Artists have proven themselves to be artists of "sustained excellence" as laureates in The American Prize competitions

Honored Artists of The American Prize, 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 The American Prize

Boston Conservatory alumni Oliver Caplan (M.M. '06, composition) and Gregory Fritze (B.M. '76, composition) have each been recognized as 2019 Honored Artists of The American Prize. Honored Artists have proven themselves to be artists of "sustained excellence" as laureates in The American Prize competitions.

Goings On About Town: “Rumpelstiltskin”

Thursday, May 16, 2019 The New Yorker

Guerilla Opera revisits Conservatory faculty member Marti Epstein's mesmerizing seventy-minute adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's Rumpelstiltskin staged with shadow-puppet animations designed by Deniz Khateri in a rare New York performance.

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