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This Life of SoundsEvenings for New Music in Buffalo$

Renee Levine Packer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199730773

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001

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(p.191) Appendix 1: Time Line

(p.191) Appendix 1: Time Line

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This Life of Sounds
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Oxford University Press

1961

Allen Sapp appointed chairman of the music department of the University of Buffalo.

1962

University of Buffalo becomes State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB). Allen Sapp invited to chair the music advisory committee of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

1963

Lukas Foss appointed conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Foss is also a consultant for the Rockefeller Foundation; Foss and Sapp make a proposal to the Rockefeller Foundation to establish a center for the study and performance of new music at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

1964

The Center of the Creative and Performing Arts opens at the SUNYAB with eighteen resident fellows; Lukas Foss and Allen Sapp are the Center directors; Richard Wernick is the Center coordinator. Renée Levine joins the Center as assistant coordinator.

1965

First Festival of the Arts Today. Richard Wernick leaves Buffalo; Renée Levine becomes Center coordinator.

1968

Second Festival of the Arts Today. Allen Sapp resigns as music department chairman and Center codirector. Lejaren Hiller assumes Center codirectorship with Foss.

1969

Lukas Foss resigns as conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and moves to New York City but retains codirectorship of the Center. Center records Terry Riley's In C for Columbia Records.

1971

Center receives New York State Arts Award from Governor Nelson Rockefeller for “significant contributions to the field of new music and the experimental performing arts.”

1972

Morton Feldman becomes Slee Professor of Music at SUNYAB.

1974

Lukas Foss and Lejaren Hiller resign as Center codirectors; Jan Williams is appointed Center music director; Renée Levine is named managing director; Morton Feldman becomes artistic advisor.

1975

Morton Feldman organizes first June in Buffalo festival.

1976

Jan Williams resigns as Center music director. Morton Feldman assumes music directorship of Center. Jan Williams agrees to be co-musical director.

1978

Renée Levine resigns; Monica Polowy appointed managing director.

1979

Monica Polowy resigns; Sara Hornbacher becomes managing director.

1980

Center ceases operations.

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