Composer Barbara White has a long-standing interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary work, specifically in working with dance and video. She is also an active clarinetist and scholar. A recent performance, Desire Lines, places music for solo gong, Japanese bamboo flute and clarinet alongside video, movement and onstage ceremony. Other recent performances have been presented by the Aspen Music Festival, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Earplay, Lontano, Eighth Blackbird and the Chameleon Arts Ensemble. Honors and awards include a Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her third CD, My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon, is forthcoming from Albany Records. White’s scholarly writings address such matters as the coordination between sound and movement and the relationship between creative activity and everyday life, as well as the impact on music of gender, listening, and spirituality. In 1998, she joined the faculty of the Princeton University Music Department, where she is now Professor.
The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.