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Hendrix to Host Residency with Award-Winning Composer

CONWAY, Ark. (April 30, 2014) – The Hendrix College Special Events Fine and Performing Arts Series and Department of Music will host a residency this by Pulitzer, Grammy, and Oscar winning composer John Corigliano on November 6-8, 2014.

Best known for film scores such as “The Red Violin” and “Altered States” and his opera “The Ghosts of Versailles,” Corigliano serves on the composition faculty at the Juilliard School of Music and is Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College, City University of New York. Read his full bio here.

During his residency this fall, he will participate in public events, music classes, workshops and rehearsals with Hendrix students and faculty on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7.

Highlights of the residency include a public lecture at 11:10 a.m. in Reves Recital Hall and Prism Concert devoted to Corigliano’s music Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Staples Auditorium.

On Saturday, Nov. 8, Corigliano will work with Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts (WAMA) and Little Rock area high school students at Wildwood Park for the Arts on interpretation aspects of his works. The students will perform Corigliano’s works in a public concert that evening. 

All events offered at Hendrix College are free and the public is invited. For more information contact Dr. Griebling in the Music Department at or 501-450-1249. For tickets and information concerning other events during the residency, contact the Arkansas Symphony Box Office at 501-666-1761 or

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit