B.M. – Mannes School of Music
M.M. – New York University
D.Phil Research – Oxford University
Charles White, Headteacher
Piano | Composition | Music Production & Technology
Charles White (publishing as Charles Boguinia) is a composer, pianist, and educator. His music has been performed by leading ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, Lydian String Quartet, The BBC Singers, The JACK Quartet, Sound Icon, Sō Percussion, and the ÆON Music Ensemble. His works have been performed nationally and internationally at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, Maida Vale Studios in London, and others. Charles regularly performs at music festivals such as the PianoFest of the Hamptons, International Holland Music Sessions, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Music Academy of the West, and Tanglewood Music Festival.
Charles holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Mannes College of Music at the New School, where he worked with renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Charles earned an M.M. in Music Composition and Theory from New York University, where he studied with Julia Wolfe and Tae Hong Park. Charles has also studied with Juilliard faculty Seymour Lipkin, Robert McDonald, Jerome Lowenthal, and Matti Raekallio. Charles has conducted research The University of Oxford, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
Charles is also an active recording artist and music producer; his recordings and releases may be found on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming platforms.
B.M. – The Juilliard School
M.F.A – Princeton University
Ph.D. – Princeton University
Lawrence Wilde, director
Composition | Songwriting | Violin | Music Theory | Electronic Music | Music Technology | Production
The music of Lawrence Wilde is uninhibited, contemplative, and poetic. Wilde’s works have been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, JACK Quartet, So Percussion, Tesla Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, and ÆON Ensemble.
Wilde holds a Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) and Ph.D. from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree from the Juilliard School. Wilde is an active singer/performer and plays the violin, guitar, and nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish string instrument with sympathetic strings.
His artistic work and research interests include acoustic and electroacoustic composition, sonology, computer music, and sound art. Wilde employs a wide range of real-time audio programming languages such as SuperCollider, Max/MSP/Jitter, and ChucK.
Wilde has been a composition fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Bang On A Can Music Festival. His artistic work and research have been recognized by organizations such as the Fulbright Foundation, the Arts Council of England, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and others. His works are published by SoundInk.
Wilde’s mentors in composition include Sofia Gubaidulina, Louis Andriessen, Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, John Harbison, Julia Wolfe, Dan Trueman, David Lang, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Daniel Kellogg.
Wilde’s compositions and sound installations have been presented at festivals and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Centro Nacional de Difusion Musical, and others.
In addition to concert music, Wilde writes and produces songs in popular genres for his electronic music group Sensor Heads. Wilde also writes poetry and creates visual art.