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The Multifaceted Career | Daniel Bernard Roumain | Activist, Collaborator, Educator

Tuesday, April 2, 2024   |   12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR): Activist, Collaborator, Educator

In this interactive TMC session, Longy’s Artist Activist-in-Residence, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), works with students on curation of concert programs. This will be helpful to students planning their culminating graduating student recital, as well as to performers with an established program, hoping to launch it in another context, beyond the walls of Pickman Hall.

Longy School of Music of Bard College is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series which broadens personal narratives around success and inspires us to create our own diverse and multifaceted careers. Join the conversation with a musician who defines their vision of success and forges their own paths along the way. Explore the different ways these artists have connected their various passions to build their own careers. This series is offered as part of Longy’s Career Coaching Program. All speaking events are free and open to the public.

This TMC session will be in person only. Longy students are welcome to join at Edward M. Pickman Hall.

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Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic and African-American music influences, Daniel Bernard Roumain takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. He is a composer of solo, chamber, orchestral, and operatic works, and has composed an array of film, theater, and dance scores. He has composed music for the acclaimed film Ailey (Sundance official selection); was the first Music Director and Principal Composer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company; released and appeared on 30 album recordings; and has published over 300 works. He has appeared on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, NPR, and PBS; and has been presented and collaborated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Sydney Opera House. He was Artist-in-Residence and Creative Chair at the Flynn in Burlington, Vermont. Currently, he is the first Artistic Ambassador with Firstworks; the first Artist Activist-in-Residence at Longy School of Music; and the first Resident Artistic Catalyst with the New Jersey Symphony.
Roumain is an Atlantic Center Master Artist, a Creative Capital Grantee, and a Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow. He has won the American Academy in Rome Goddard Lieberson Fellowship; a Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship Award; an Emmy Award for The New Look of Classical Music; National Sawdust Disruptor Award; and the Sphinx Organization Arthur L. Johnson Award. He has been featured as a keynote speaker at universities, colleges, conservatories and technology conferences, and was the first ASU GAMMAGE Residency Artist. He has lectured at Yale and Princeton University and was a Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College. He currently serves as a board member for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (Vice Chair), the League of American Orchestras, and is a voting member for the Recording Academy GRAMMY awards.

A student of William Albright, Leslie Bassett, and William Bolcom, Roumain graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his doctorate in music composition from the University of Michigan. He is currently a tenured Associate and Institute Professor at Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.


Tuesday, April 2, 2024
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.