Marta Ptaszynska to succeed Shulamit Ran as Contempo artistic director

Contempo, the Music Department's contemporary music consortium, will have a new artistic director this June. Award-winning composer and Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor of Composition Marta Ptaszynska will succeed outgoing artistic director Shulamit Ran, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer who's currently the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor of Composition. When Ran retires in the spring she will be concluding twelve remarkable years as Contempo artistic director and an esteemed tenure of over 40 years at the University. 

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