Discipline: Music Composition

Jeffrey Nytch

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Boulder, CO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Jeffrey Nytch is a composer, educator, and arts entrepreneurship leader. His works have been performed at major venues throughout the U.S. and Europe by artists such as Richard Stoltzman, Third Coast Percussion, the Seattle Symphony, NY Chamber Symphony, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and many others.

His book, The Entrepreneurial Muse (Oxford) is a seminal work in the field of arts entrepreneurship. In recent years he has become interested in how musical works can be created in partnership with community organizations in order to raise awareness of issues of social importance.

At MacDowell, Nytch began work on a concerto for contrabassoon and orchestra, commissioned by James Rodgers of the Pittsburgh Symphony, celebrating the Pittsburgh millworkers and unions that were at the epicenter of the early labor movement in America.



Jeffrey Nytch worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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