Mark Dancigers

Visiting Instructor of Music

ABD, Princeton University
M.M., Yale School of Music
B.A., Yale University

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Professor Dancigers is a composer and electric guitarist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. His music seeks to move listeners through a combination of innovative timbres and melodic grace. As the guitarist for NYC-based NOW Ensemble, he has premiered dozens of works and performed across the US.

A large part of Professor Dancigers' musical output is for NOW Ensemble, whose second album Awake charted at #2 on Amazon's Classical Music Charts and was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. His music has been described in the New York Times as "entrancing" and "rich in beguiling timbres", and in The Classical Review as "fresh and vibrant." Orchestral performances have included the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony. In 2013 his piano piece "The Bright Motion" was used in choreography by New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck for performances at the Fall for Dance festival in New York City Center.

Professor Dancigers' teaching interests include analysis of 20th Century Music, music and gesture, music composition, electronic music, and music theory.

Recent Courses
Music Theory I and II
Languages of Modern Music: Analytic and Aesthetic Perspectives
Classical and Early Romantic Music
Electronic Music

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