Skip to body


Maria Newman comes to Central Washington University in January of 2016

On January 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall CWU presents Dynamic Duos: Music of Maria Newman. A free concert featuring the music faculty of Central Washington University and Maria Newman.
American composer and violinist, Maria Newman, was born in 1962 into one of the most famous and influential musical families in Hollywood. The youngest daughter of nine-time Academy Award-winning film composer, Alfred Newman (1900-1970), who was also the celebrated conductor of the original Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Maria Newman has been highly honored as a concert composer in her own right, continuing to garner recognition from performers, audiences and critics alike. NPR’s Jim Svejda hails Newman as, “…hugely musical, bewitching, charming…one of the most distinguished composers of her generation.”

Maria Newman has been a Featured Composer and Composer-in-Residence at major International Music Festivals including the Des Moines (WOW) Wonder of Words Festival (2012), the Brevard Center for the Arts (2004), Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival (1995-2004), Songfest (2003 & 2004), the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (1995 & 2006), the Kairos Festival and Lyceum (2005-2007), the Azusa Pacific Grand Orchestra Festival (2000), the Malibu Coast Music Festival (2005-2011), the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival (2000-2003), the Dorian Festival at Luther College (2003-present), the Old Pasadena Film Festival (2009 & 2010), the Malibu Film Society (2009 & 2010), Sundays Live at LACMA, the Malibu Celebration of Film Festival (2003), Rancho Camulos Ramona Days Festival (2010 & 2011), Cinecon Festival Hollywood (2000), and Chamber Music Unbound (2009 & 2010). She has served as long term Composer-in-Residence with the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra (2005-present), the Sierra Symphony Chamber Orchestra (2004-2012), the Malibu Coast Children's Choir (2007-present), the Malibu Coast Chamber Ballet (2007-present), the Icicle Creek Festival Orchestra (2000-04) and the Omaha Conservatory Festival Orchestra at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University (2009-2013).

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.