GU Music Program Professor Carlos Simon faces the camera, wearing a black t-shirt shirt and smiling broadly.
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GU Music Program Prof. Carlos Simon Named as Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence

Georgetown University Music Program Professor, composer, and arranger Carlos Simon will join the Kennedy Center in 2021-2022 as its new Composer-in-Residence. During his three-year residency, Simon will compose and present music across artistic genres, including works for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Washington National Opera (WNO); act as the Kennedy Center’s leading ambassador for new music; and participate in ongoing Kennedy Center education, social impact, community engagement, and major institutional initiatives. To celebrate his appointment, the NSO will be recording a concert of Simon’s works this April, available on the Center’s Digital Stage+ platform on May 15 and to the general public on June 11. Read the full press release about the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 50th anniversary season, including Simon’s artist residency alongside Robert Glasper, The Roots, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Congratulations, Prof. Simon!!

April 6, 2021