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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

This Life of Sounds
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Allen Sapp appointed chairman of the music department of the University of Buffalo.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.”


Morton Feldman becomes Slee Professor of Music at SUNYAB.


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.


Morton Feldman organizes first June in Buffalo festival.


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


Renée Levine resigns; Monica Polowy appointed managing director.


Monica Polowy resigns; Sara Hornbacher becomes managing director.


Center ceases operations.