Mathew Rosenblum, Professor of composition, has been awarded a 2006 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Music Fellowship Grant. Opera America has awarded a 2006 Repertoire Development Grant to Rosenblum and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to workshop his new multi-media opera RedDust at CMU this fall.
Rosenblum’s futuristic 00Opinions was performed in November by the California EAR Unit at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. The performance was in conjunction with an exhibit of costumes from the Star Wars films. Words/Echoes (2005) for percussion and pre-recorded CD will be premiered by Michael Lipsey later this season.