Biography

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Short Bio

Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. He has studied at Fordham University, Juilliard Evening Division, and University at Buffalo. Charles enjoys creating, conducting, performing, and studying with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Current teaching appointments at Berkshire Country Day School (MA) and University at Buffalo (NY).

Long Bio

Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. His music has been performed in four countries and across three continents. Recent commissions include: Exponential Ensemble at the DiMenna Center, NYC Composers Collective at Flushing Town Hall, TreasureHouse Chorale, and the Rhode Island College Orchestra.

As a conductor, Charles was an Apprentice with the New York Youth Symphony Conducting Program under Joshua Gertsen. Additional studies with Mark Shapiro at the European American Musical Alliance and Sir Vincent La Selva at Juilliard.  He has conducted performances at the Kim and James Taylor Music/Performance Space (MA), Adams Community Bank Stage (MA), Wodehouse Theater (Beijing), Schola Cantorum (Paris), and St. James Church (New York).

As a researcher and writer, Charles is actively investigating the intersection between contemporary music-making, notions of musicianship, and postmodern philosophy. Areas of curiosity include mixed-method research, psychosomatics, queer theory, Native American/postcolonial philosophy, and deconstruction. His advisors, Elizabeth Etopio and James Jordan, are experts in the fields of psychosomatics and Music Learning Theory. Several pieces of writing, research, and in-person workshops in progress. Previous work published by The Columbia Journal and Half Letter Press.

Currently, Charles serves as Music Director at Berkshire Country Day School and Co-Founder of Hudson Composer’s Symposium. He earned a B.A. Music & Philosophy from Fordham University, Honors College at Lincoln Center. M.A. and Ph.D. (in-progress) from University at Buffalo. Additional for-credit studies at Juilliard Evening Division and the Deep Listening Institute. Teachers include: Pauline Oliveros, David Conte, Philip Lasser, and Benjamin C.S. Boyle. www.charleszotique.com

 

Micro Bio

Charles Zotique is a multi-genre composer, teacher, and PhD candidate working in New York and the Berkshires. Artistic projects featured across several disciplines and venues. Trained in New York and Paris. Currently writing feverishly and working with amazing students. 

Classical music for the pop-up age.
— Todd Stanton. 06 May 2013. copy/concept.