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Jeffrey Moidel

County: Snohomish County




Fellowship Awards 2023
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Jeffrey Moidel is a composer, pianist, vocal coach and singer. His song cycle, Neruda Love Sonnets, received “First Place for the Nation: USA” representing Washington State in the International Ravel Composition Competition, Bergamo, Italy in 2015 and was advanced to the Semi-Finals. One of his songs was given the award of “Stand-Out Song” by the NATS Art Song Composition Award panel of judges— the first song to receive such mention in the ASCA’s history, since they created the category specifically to honor his song! Jeffrey has also received awards from 4Culture, King County, and Jack Straw Studios in Seattle.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Aspen Dance Connection have featured his compositions with Jeffrey at the piano. “[Mr. Moidel’s music]…waxes nostalgic without false sentimentality.”—The NY Times.

A graduate of the Mannes College of Music in New York City, Jeffrey has been a vocal coach and instructor for Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program, the Aspen Music Festival, the Vocal Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Peter Harrower Opera Program—Georgia State University, the Perry Mansfield School for the Performing Arts— Colorado, the Marrowstone Music Festival—Bellingham, Washington and was Assistant Professor at Cornish College of the Arts—Seattle. Jeffrey has served as Assistant Music Director and Chorus Master for Tacoma Opera and Skagit Opera. He believes it is important for children to develop an early appreciation for the arts and has written six children’s musicals and other concert works for young audiences.

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