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New Work Commissioned by JACK Quartet and Conor Hanick

A double-keyboard piano quintet commissioned by JACK Quartet and Conor Hanick will be premiered in the spring of 2025.

2023 Heinz Endowments Award

Rosenblum is one of 15 Pittsburgh Artists to receive the 2023 Investing in Creative Development Awards to support an audio recording of a new  work, “We Lived Happily During the War.” Influenced by Ilya Kaminsky’s poem of the same name, the work will be released with an accompanying interpretive video.

Featured Composer at June in Buffalo 2023

Mathew Rosenblum was a featured Senior Composer at the 2023 June in Buffalo festival (June 6-11, 2023) where several of his works were performed.

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Mathew Rosenblum is a composer, curator and educator. Through the juxtaposition of different tuning systems and stylistic references, Rosenblum’s work does not live within traditional boundaries, creating a compellingly fresh landscape. He is director of the highly successful Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival, co-director of the Music on the Edge new music series, and Professor and former Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh…

Latest Album

Lament/Witches’ Sabbath

2018, New Focus Recordings

Lament/Witches' Sabbath

Boston Modern Orchestra Project and David Krakauer, clarinet soloist

Northern Flicker

Lisa Pegher, percussion


Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Lindsay Kesselman, soprano

Last Round (Ostatnia Runda)

FLUX Quartet and Mantra Percussion

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Selected Works

Falling (2013)

Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, Piano, and Pre-Recorded Audio

Lament/Witches’ Sabbath (2017)

Clarinet in Bb and Orchestra

RedDust Multi-Media Chamber Opera (2007)

Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Baritone, four dancers, video artist, surround-sound audio, and chamber orchestra (fl, cl, bs, cl, bsn, ten sax., hn, 2 tpt, bs, tbn, 2 perc, pno, 2 elec. Gt., 2 vln, vla, vc, cb)

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