Max Lifchitz

Composer with expertise in American and contemporary concert music

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Max Lifchitz

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Music and Theatre

Latin American and American music; contemporary concert music

Campus phone: (518) 442-4187
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Born in Mexico City, Max Lifchitz has lived in the U.S. since 1966. Active as composer, performer, and educator, he has held a joint appointment in the departments of Music and Caribbean/Latin American Studies UAlbany since 1986.

Before joining the University faculty, Lifchitz taught at the Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University. In July 2005, he appeared as pianist and conductor in the Argentinean cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario and also lectured at the National University of Rosario's school of music.

He is the founder and director of the New York City-based, non-profit North/South Consonance, Inc., an organization devoted to the promotion and performance of music from the Americas.