Laura Kaminsky is a talented composer, dedicated champion of new music, and influential music educator. Works have been commissioned and performed by Alan Feinberg, Sara Laimon, the Colorado Quartet, the New Millennium Players, Odeon Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, and the Infusion Chamber Ensemble, among others, and have been presented in venues such as the Kitchen and Symphony Space. Her most recent recording is with Sara Laimon on CCI's Solo Flights, and her last compact disc, And Trouble Came: Musical Responses to AIDS, was met with critical acclaim and has been reprinted several times in the past four years.
Ms. Kaminsky has created programs in New York for the 92nd Street Y, The New School, Town Hall, and the European Mozart Academy in Poland and throughout Central Europe. She has served on the boards of or as consultant to organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Music Center, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS and Meet the Composer. She has produced numerous compact discs of contemporary music for the Mode, CRI, and North/South labels including a prize-winning two disc set Mosaic: Chamber Music of Henry Cowell. She is the founder and director of the acclaimed new music ensemble Musicians Accord, in residence at City College of New York since 1984, where she works with David Del Tredici and his students. Currently, she is chair of the music department at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
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