Martin Halpern

Membership: ASCAP, SCI, New York Composers Circle
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Martin Halpern had a productive career as playwright, poet and educator until, in 1994, he retired from the Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University to devote himself full-time to music composition. Since then he has been awarded a Masters degree in composition at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, and there have been more than eighty performances of his chamber and vocal works, and fifteen productions of his chamber operas, in the New York area.  He has received several ASCAP Plus awards and Meet the Composer grants, and from 1997 to 2oo8 was Concerts Director of the Long Island Composers Alliance.