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Music Institute Musicianship & Composition Faculty member, Dr. Lazar Trachtenberg
Composition Faculty and Musicianship Faculty
At MIC for 29 years 10 months
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Ph.D. in Composition, University of Chicago, and his
B.Mus and Artist Diploma from the Academy of Music in Jerusalem, Israel
He studied composition with Ralph Shapey and Shulamit Ran in Chicago and with Mark Kopytman in Jerusalem.

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Awards and achievements: 
His honors and awards include ASCAP, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Israeli Music Institute Prize of E. Peri Composers' Competition.

His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe, and Singapore by the Pacifica Quartet, the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago, and members of the Chicago and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras, among others.

The Pacifica Quartet had recorded his String Quartet Rachel Weeping For Her Children on the CRS label; his Witches' Soiree for violin and viola was commissioned and recorded by Almita and Roland Vamos; and recently, Meditations for clarinet was published on YouTube by Tal Gottdiner. 

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

 Composition, Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration, Theory and Solfege.