Millennium_12th Edition_Arnie Creinin

34 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Renowned nationally and internationally as a composer and pianist, Dr. Feigin has dedicated his career to the study and practice of opera, chamber and orchestral music. His first opera, “Mysteries of Eleusis,” premiered at Theatre Cornell in 1986 and was later featured at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and the Russian American Operatic Festival. Likewise, he composed “Twelfth Night,” based upon Shakespeare’s comedy, which was produced across the United States. Other instrumental works to his credit have included “Surging Seas,” “Aviv: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra,” “Lament Amid Silence” and “Transience.” Concerts of his music have been performed in Russia, Armenia and New York. For his achievements, Dr. Feigin won first placement in the Third Millennium Composer’s Competition and the Cheryl A. Spector Prize for Best Piece by a Recognized LGBT Composer, both in 2010. Influenced by the power of music from a formative age, Dr. Joel Feigin attended Columbia University, receiving a BA in 1972. From there, he studied at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Roger Sessions, where he earned both an MA in music and a DMA in 1977 and 1982, respectively. Wishing to expound upon his expertise, he also trained with Nadia Boulanger at l’Ecole Americaine de Fontainebleau in France. After serving as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, Dr. Feigin served the University of Utah as an assistant professor of music from 1985 to 1987. Later in his career, Dr. Feigin also excelled as a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music in New York from 1988 to 1992 before being hired by the University of California Santa Barbara. First serving as an assistant professor of music for five years, he was promoted to associate professor in 1998 and full professor of music in 2002. He attained the title of professor emeritus in 2015, which he still maintains today. Alongside his primary academic endeavors, Dr. Feigin worked at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and, in 2011, his collection of music was displayed at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. JOEL FEIGIN, DMA PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF MUSIC University of California Santa Barbara Goleta, CA