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In Studio A with composer Amanda Harberg

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Composer Amanda Harberg teaches music theory and composition at Rutgers University. In the summer, she's an Instructor of Composition at Interlochen Arts Camp.

This summer, Harberg visited IPR's Studio A with four of her faculty colleagues from Interlochen Arts Camp. With Harberg at the piano, they performed a variety of her chamber music.

Harberg also spoke with Classical IPR about many dimensions of her music, such as the deeply personal emotional experiences that inspired several of her pieces. She also talked about what it's like working with talented faculty at Interlochen during the summers.

Listen to the entire interview and all four pieces below. 

View photos of all performers below. 

Music performed (all composed by Amanda Harberg, with her at the piano)

Court Dances, with Instructor of Flute Jennifer Parker-Harley

Prayer, with Valade Concertmaster Martin Chalifour

Feathers and Wax, with Valade Instructor of Flute Matthew Roitstein

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, with Valade Instructor of Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai

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Credit Amanda Sewell
Composer and pianist Amanda Harberg in Studio A with flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley
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Credit Amanda Sewell
Valade Concertmaster Martin Chalifour with composer and pianist Amanda Harberg in Studio A
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Credit Amanda Sewell
Composer and pianist Amanda Harberg in Studio A with Valade Instructor of Flute Matthew Roitstein
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Credit Amanda Sewell
Composer and pianist Amanda Harberg in Studio A with Valade Instructor of Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai