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February 23, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution preview: Martha Mooke & Rahzel
Beat box legend Rahzel and cutting edge electric violist/composer Martha Mooke offer a preview of their new collaboration Beats Per Revolution, part of Symphony Space's Fuse Project premiering in May 2017.
Bar Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

March 3, 8:15am
Workshop, "Violas on the Verge!", co-presented with David Wallace; sponsored by Yamaha.
ASTA 2017 National Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 310/311
Pittsburgh, PA

March 16, 7:30pm
Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass's 80th Birthday
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Sufjan Stevens, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer, Ben Harper and Alabama Shakes. Carnegie Hall

March 18, 6:30pm
"Evening in Tibet" benefit concert
Tibetan Home of Hope presents their annual "Evening in Tibet" benefit concert featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Martha Mooke and others
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave.
Nyack, NY

April 2, 3pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL

April 3, 7:30pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Neel Performing Arts Center
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL

April 26-28
Guest Artist Residency culminating in the World Premiere of Martha Mooke's Kayomatique for Concert Band
Kingswood Oxford School
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT

May 6
Paracademia presents The Other Graduation with Martha Mooke. A concert series designed to help young musicians who have recently graduated or are about to graduate understand the broad variety of possible career choices as professional musicians in the contemporary art and music world.   
Gallery MC
549 West 52nd Street, 8th floor

May 18, 7:30pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at SymphonySpace
The Beat of the Poets - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, and special guests
Leonard Nimony Thalia
2537 Broadway

May 19, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at Symphony Space
Beats Per Revolution (World Premiere) - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, & Chamber Ensemble
Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre
2537 Broadway

June 17, 8pm
Streamside Concerts presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
721 Streamside Dr.
Arden, NC 28704
Reservations required; seating is limited

October 19-21
PopTech 2017 Conference
Martha Mooke and Beatboxing legend Rahzel will be featured speaker/performers at PopTech 2017! PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change.

The GCM Sessions, Live from Legion featuring Martha Mooke joined by Good Child Music's Lawson White.
790 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY


February 22
XXVI Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Produced by Philip Glass
Carnegie Hall

February 26, 6pm
Opening Reception
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Pkwy SW
Ft. Myers, FL

March 2
ASTA Pre-Conference session, Improvisation; It's Not Just for Jazz!
ASTA National Conference
Tampa, FL

March 3
Workshop, "The Power of Strings: Plugging In the Creative Spirit!"
ASTA National Conference, Rm. 1/2
Tampa, FL

March 28, 7:30pm
Irreverence Group Music 2016 Gala Concert
Scorchio Quartet premieres new works by Julian de la Chica
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall)

April 3, 2pm
ArtsRock presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at door/$10 student

April 5, 8pm
Two Sides of Seidler: A Tribute by Orchestra of Our Time
Scorchio joins OOT in works by Alan Seidler, John Cage, Frank Zappa, David Sherr, Gregory Aslani
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

April 11-12
Guest Speaker
Arts Week
St. George's School
Vancouver, BC

April 29, 3pm
vs. Interpretation Festival presents the world premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
Prague, Czech Republic

May 5, 10pm
National Sawdust presents the US premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
80 N 6th st., Brooklyn, NY (ticket info coming soon)
This event is a partner of Creative Tech Week.

July 7, 7pm
Free solo concert featuring the premiere of Bling On!, dedicated to the 40-foot-high sculpture, Big Bling, by Martin Puryear, installed in the park.
Madison Square Park (btwn Fifth & Madison Aves. btwn 23rd & 26th Sts.)


February 22, 11:30am
Women in Music presents: Innovative Women in New Music - Featuring women composers, performers and collaborators, with tribute Laurie Anderson. Curated by Martha Mooke in conjunction with Women in Music.  Performances by Martha Mooke, Angelica Negron and Kathleen Supové.
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd st., NYC

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February 26, 9:00am
Kings County Family Court - Celebrate Black History Month - Brooklyn's Family Court Honors Alvin Singleton. Includes a performance of his Mookestueck for five-string electric viola, performed by Martha Mooke, to whom the work is dedicated.
Kings County Family Court
330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

March 5, 7:30pm
XXV Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert. Produced by Philip Glass, featuring Laurie Anderson, the Flaming Lips, Tenzin Choegyal with the Scorchio Quartet.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Ave, New York, NY

March 7, 6:30pm
Featured Artist for Tibetan Home of Hope 8th Annual Benefit Party
Nyack Center,
58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY

March 15, 2pm
World Premiere of Skandhas for Symphonic Band. Commission and performance by the University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Dr. Matthew J. George, Music Director).  Also includes performance of Mooke's X-ING for electric viola and concert band and premiere of Virtual Corridors II for electric viola and string orchestra.
O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

March 21, 4pm
Presenting "Am I Allowed to Do That?" (Cultivating the Creative Spirit) at the American String Teachers Association National Conference.
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT

April 11
Eleonor Sandresky Rétes Series with special guest Martha Mooke
121 Ludlow St., 2nd floor, NYC

May 17
Everest Awakening - A Gathering for Nepal and Beyond Featuring Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright, Martha Mooke, Jesse Paris Smith and more

June 21
Make Music Harlem (part of Make Music New York). Performances start at 4pm, Martha Mooke plays at 5pm.
Morningside Park at 116th St., NYC

October 18
Private event to benefit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Sedona, AZ

October 23
Scorchio Quartet joins Blur onstage at Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

November 13
Casa de las América 'Music in the House'. Connect with the creative spirit in this workshop with Yamaha artist Martha Mooke
Sala Manuel Galich, 10am
Havana, Cuba

November 15
Laboratorio Nacional de Música Electroacústica presents No Ordinary Window, a concert of works composed and performed by Martha Mooke
Iglesia Paula, 5pm
Havana, Cuba

November 22
Concert/Demonstration: No Ordinary Window
Metzler Violin Shop
604 S. Central Ave, 4-6pm
Glendale, CA

December 10, 6-9pm
Martha Mooke will be a featured speaker at  the Lumen Reception at NYIT with LISA and Creative Tech Week. www.eventbrite.com/e/lumen-reception-at-nyit-with-lisa-and-creative-tech-week-tickets-19622288794
Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd)

December 13
The Cutting Room Presents: Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window CD Release
Celebrating the release of cutting edge electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window CD. Ticket Purchase Includes Brunch, Concert and special "No Ordinary Window" cocktail.
The Cutting Room

December 17, 12-1:30pm
Concert/Demonstration: No Ordinary Window
Concert Hall at Columbia College Chicago Music Center
1014 S Michigan


January 23
"The Power of Strings: Plugging in the Creative Spirit"
Generation Next at NAMM 2014
Anaheim Hilton
Anaheim, CA

February 1
Music of Now Marathon
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space
New York, NY

February 24
Scorchio Quartet: The Anti-Room
Scorchio Quartet w/ Special Guests: Rahzel, Earl Rose and Richard Sussman. An evening of new works created for Scorchio featuring the composer performing their music with the quartet.
The Cutting Room
New York, NY

March 2
Dreamscape feat. Guest Artist Martha Mooke
New York, NY

May 16
WORLD PREMIERE: No Ordinary Window
Tribeca New Music Festival
The Cell Theater
338 West 23rd Street, NYC

June 5
Performing with Damon Albarn
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

June 6
Performing with Damon Albarn
The Governor's Ball Music Festival
Randall's Island Park, NYC

June 14
Performing with Damon Albarn
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Manchester, TN

June 21, 5pm
Solo set
Make Music New York
Lenox Coffee
60 W. 129th St., NYC

July 13, 5:30pm
Solo set performing REM: A Dream in Sound
Deep Listening: Art/Science - 2nd Annual International Conference on Deep Listening
Studio Beta,  EMPAC — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute,110 8th St., Troy, NY

July 29 & August 5
Guest Artist
10th annual American String Teacher's Association of New Jersey (ASTA/NJ)
Chamber Music Institute at Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

September 4
Mindful Music and Sound Series present Martha Mooke: Music for the senses and the chakras. Program includes No Ordinary Window, REM: A Dream in Sound, and the WORLD PREMIERE of Prajnaparamita: the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom
Tibet House US
New York, NY

October 23, 8pm
Martha Mooke joins Philip Glass and others as special guest
Benefit for Tibetan Home of Hope
Irvington Theater
85 Main St., Irvington, NY 10533


January 2-5
Presenting "The Power of Strings: Plugging In!"
4th Annual JEN Conference
Hyatt Regency Peachtree Center
Atlanta, GA

February 2
Featured Artist of Composers Now Marathon
Symphony Space
New York, NY

February 21
Tibet House Annual Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

February 22
The Cutting Room presents: The Scorchio Quintet with special guests Michael Riesman (pianist/Music Director of the Philip Glass Ensemble) and Tenzin Choegyal
Music by Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Martha Mooke and Leah Coloff
New York, NY

February 27 - March 3
Presenting "Am I allowed to do that?"
2013 American String Teachers Association National Conference
Providence, RI

March 21
New Music Miami: Music for Electric Viola with guest artist, Martha Mooke, joined by FLEA (FIU Laptop & Electronics Ensemble)
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
Miami Beach, FL

April 16
ASU Wind Symphony with guest composer/electric violist Martha Mooke
Arizona premiere of X-ING for Electric Viola and Concert Band, Gary Hill, conductor
Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium
Tempe, AZ

June 21
Make Music New York
Solo performance at the NY Public Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave, NYC, 1pm
MMNY - Make Music New York
New York, NY

October 14
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 - Professional Development Day, clinics and sessions
Registration required
Central Dauphin East HS, Harrisburg

October 24
IN THE SPIRIT - Philip Glass, artistic director
A Benefit Concert for the Garrison Institute's 10th Anniversary
The Town Hall, New York, NY

October 27
Scorchio String Quintet in RealTime
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

November 21
WORLD PREMIERE: New piece created by Martha Mooke for the Special Music School High School Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jenny Undercofler
Martin Luther King Jr. High School Auditorium
New York, NY

December 5 ≠ 8
78th†Annual NYSSMA Winter Conference
Solo Showcase sponsored by Yamaha
Registration required
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, NY


February 13
Tibet House Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall, NYC, 7pm

March 21-24
Presenting "Violas on the Verge"
2012 ASTA National Conference
Atlanta, GA (Registration required.)

June 1
International Viola Congress - solo concert
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

October 8
Barbra Streisand in Concert
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA

October 11, 13
Barbra Streisand in Concert
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

December 7
Premiere of X-ING for Electric Viola and Concert Band
Ridgewood Concert Band; Martha Mooke, electric viola.
Westside Presbyterian Church
Ridgewood, NJ

Martha Mooke composes film score: Saturday Grace
This Spring Martha Mooke composed the score to Saturday Grace, a beautiful, poignant film by Patrice Bowman.

The film was the recipient of the Big Apple Film Festival's "Best Women Filmmakers - Short Film" award.

More info at: www.bowmanpicturesllc.com/saturday-grace


A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Martha joins longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson and other key alumni of David Bowie's bands for an unforgettable evening of Bowie's songs. March 5, 7pm, Irving Plaza, NYC. More info at: abowiecelebration.com/


Martha Mooke named as Eventide's first Artist in Residence

Martha will be creating blogs, videos and doing live events to help non-guitar players learn how to use the H9 multi effects pedal in performance, studio settings and in the compositional process. Read Press Release: https://www.eventideaudio.com/blog/nsanchez/insider-100-swill-free-no-sale-no-promo-no-products

Viola Power: Symphony Magazine, Summer 2018

"This spring, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia took the humble viola and put it center stage with a program that featured not one but two violists. First, Martha Mooke — a multi-genre composer and violist who has performed with classical ensembles as well as rock musicians David Bowie and Patti Smith — was soloist for the premiere of her own Invisible Hands for electric viola and orchestra. The piece was performed twice on the program, led by Music Director Dirk Brossé, with Mooke at various points improvising, walking through the orchestra, and adding electronic effects..." Read the entire piece at: americanorchestras.org/images/stories/symphony_magazine/summer18/Symphony_Summer_2018.pdf#page=14


Release of Meditations on Gate, Gate
Mooke's haunting meditation based on the Diamond Sutra features the powerful and sensitive vocal stylings of Tenzin Choegyal and the magic of Jesse Paris Smith's singing bowls.


Yamaha honors longtime string artist Martha Mooke for her 20 years as a Yamaha artist and commitment to music education
"Yamaha honored two of its longtime string artists — Martha Mooke and Christian Howes — for their 20 years as Yamaha artists and commitment to music education. The two members of the Yamaha strings family were recognized at a special celebration on March 9, 2018 at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Conference in Atlanta. Mooke and Howes were each presented with crystal awards by John Wittmann, director of artist relations and education, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. "As two of the very first Yamaha strings artists, Martha and Christian each demonstrate their commitment to their craft and exemplify what it means to be a part of the Yamaha family," said Wittmann. "Not only are they pioneers in performance and creative forces educationally, but also incredibly loyal and helpful to Yamaha."..." Read the entire piece


Listen to Martha's interview on Gear Club Podcast!
"Martha Moooke, No Ordinary Artist: This week, John and Stewart are joined by Martha Mooke - an electro-acoustic violist, composer, producer and educator. She is a leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, and has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and Star Wars in Concert. Martha has also performed with Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, David Bowie and many more. She is currently collaborating with beatboxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots)..." Listen to the interview


Martha Mooke: Walls, Windows, and Doors (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox.org, April 1, 2017)
"But no matter what musical activity she is involved in, she always views it as an opportunity not just to break through walls, but to open doors or to look out through a window in a new way." Read the entire piece


Beats Per Revolution residency at Symphony Space May 2017
Conceived by pioneering electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke in collaboration†with beat boxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots), Beats Per Revolution is a nod to the literary, cultural, and musical movements that emerged in the mid twentieth century. This series includes a world premiere, a beat boxing workshop, an ambient beat party, and a poetry slam. Expect exciting special guests throughout! For more information: https://beatsperrevolution.wixsite.com/beats

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World Premiere of new commission for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
COP's fifth series program at Kimmel, Mozart, Mooke, and Fauré, will feature a new commission by the trailblazing electric violist and composer Martha Mooke. Noted for her collaborations with musicians ranging from Philip Glass to David Bowie, Mooke will compose an improvisatory work in two parts. More information...

Photo by Tina Fineberg  

Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window on Monkmusic Records (Jarrett Goodchild, ICareIfYouListen.com - New Classical Music News, April 2016)
"Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window on Monkmusic Records is an amazing look into what is possible with one musician and a few pieces of technology, yet it is also a display of an amazing living composer and performer with an imaginative ear. Mooke's compositional craft permeates throughout this album, and the musical worlds she creates are purely authentic. Her compositional style is only matched by her viola performance chops as she is the sole performer on each piece..." (A selection from No Ordinary Window is featured in the icareifyoulisten.com Spring 2016 Mixtape, available for free download here: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/spring-2016-mixtape/)

Read the entire review.


Order/Download Martha's new CD, No Ordinary Window

Click here to purchase or download the CD from CDBaby: www.cdbaby.com/cd/marthamooke


Noteworthy graduates: Martha Mooke, electro-acoustic violist (As told to reporter Christina Cheakalos, United Federation of Teachers, New York Teacher Issue, June 2016)
"Renowned electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke has toured the world with Barbra Streisand and the North American continent with Star Wars in Concert. She has played on Broadway and in Carnegie Hall. She has accompanied a dream team of musicians, among them David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Patti Smith, Andrea Bocelli and Philip Glass. But to this day, the acclaimed musical pioneer respects no one more than her Staten Island music teacher at IS 34, the late Leonard Ogren."
Read the entire review at www.uft.org/noteworthy-grads/noteworthy-graduates-martha-mooke-electro-acoustic-violist  

Featured Blog: Electric Viola player Martha Mooke shares her experience charting effects in musical scores.

Click to read the blog entry: eventideaudio.com/blog/eventide-guest-blogger/martha-mooke-notating-effects-musical-scores.


Martha Mooke with Michael Stipe, Shyman Nepali, Patti Smith and others performing at A Prayer For Nepal And Beyond

Photo by Al Pereira


New article by Martha Mooke published in Arizona Music News
The Arizona Music Educators Association features a new article by Martha Mooke — "Am I Allowed to Do That? Cultivating the Creative Spirit in the Classroom" — in their Spring 2015 issue. The article addresses tapping into the creative muse that each student unknowingly has inside of them, and encouraging young players to venture beyond their respective comfort zones. To read the entire article, visit en.calameo.com/read/001258465fcddf8516157 and use the scroll bar at the bottom to navigate to page 36.


Yamaha Artist Debuts Symphonic Band Piece (Yea!, Youth Education in the Arts)
"Acclaimed for her electrifying performances, Yamaha Electric String Artist Martha Mooke has been defying stereotypes and breaking down boundaries throughout her career. X-ING, her debut work for Symphonic Band with electric viola solo, takes that to a new level. Gary Hill and Chris Wilhelm of the Ridgewood Concert Band, co-commissioned X-ING. Hill summarized the experience as follows: "Martha Mooke is one of the most captivating musicians I've ever worked with! At once, she is a superb string pedagogue, an enthralling performer, and a composer in possession of an uncommon voice." "
Click to read the entire article.


'Composers Now' shining light on NYC composers (PIX11.com, February 2015)
"When it comes to composers, you're probably familiar with John Williams, author of classic movie themes like Star Wars and Jurassic Park. But how many other composers can you name? Struggling? Well chances are you're not alone. Which is why composer and Brooklyn College Professor Tania Leon formed the group Composers Now...At the Composers Now events, composers like Martha Mooke have the opportunity to meet their audience and discuss the motivation behind their work. Mooke says just knowing that the creator of a work is still living and breathing adds a new dimension to the music for the listener..."
View the segment, and read the entire item.


Martha Mooke article appears in WASBE World Sept. 2014 issue

Martha Mooke penned an article for the Official Magazine of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, WASBE World, for its September 2014 issue. The article, in the Focus on New Music section, is entitled "X-ING for 5-string Electric Viola and Concert Band," and includes the composer's own analysis and explanation of the piece.

Click to read the entire article

Click here for more information about X-ING


Photo © by Tina Fineberg for The New York Times

Music of Now Marathon Begins Composers Now Series
Steve Smith, The New York Times

"Even with so much promiscuous eclecticism on display, two segments of the concert stood out. Martha Mooke, using electric violas and effects pedals, bridged the gap between Romantic virtuoso composer-performers like Paganini and Liszt and MIDI-friendly successors like Todd Reynolds and Zoe Keating." (Read the entire article)

Martha Mooke principal violist for Elton John and Yamaha 125 Anniversary Concert

Yamaha's 125th Anniversary Dealer Concert featuring Elton performing with a 60-piece orchestra, featuring Martha Mooke as principal violist, will be streamed live over the Internet on January 25, 2013, beginning at 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. The concert will take place at Disneyland's Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, California and the stream will be available for viewing at EltonJohn.com/Yamaha125. For more information : eltonjohn.com/news/news_details.aspx?postid=c7e9d594-dca8-460f-8fca-c2e7fed8adf8


"X-ING" Premieres
Martha Mooke performs the World Premiere of "X-ING" with the Ridgewood Concert Band, conducted by Frank Battisti, and the Arizona premiere with the ASU Wind Symphony, conducted by Gary W. Hill.


Mooke joins with Composers and Schools in Concert to offer school workshops for grades 9-12
The workshops are The Creative Spirit Unleashed, The Power of Strings, and Plugging in the Creative Spirit. For more information and course descriptions, visit the Educator page.

Martha Mooke elected to Board of Governors of The Recording Academy
Martha Mooke has been elected to the Board of Governors of the New York chapter of The Recording Academy, term beginning in June 2012. Celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy is the premier organization for honoring achievements in the recording arts, and supporting the music community.

X-ING - Commission for the electric viola and concert band
The Ridgewood Concert Band (NJ) and Arizona State University have jointly commissioned Martha Mooke to write X-ING, a work for electric viola and concert band. Ridgewood will premiere the piece in December 2012; Arizona State will premiere it in April 2013.

Martha Mooke with Philip Glass and others at Benefit for Tibetan Home of Hope

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Martha Mooke and Scorchio Quartet performing with Damon Albarn

Mooke and Scorchio have been touring with former Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn in support of his new CD, "Everyday Robots." Performances included a June 5 appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a performance at WFUV's Bronx studios, and appearances at Bonnaroo and the The Governor's Ball Music Festival.

Click to view the Tonight Show performance

Click to view the WFUV in-studio performance


Martha Mooke will be Presenter at CMS-NAMM Generation Next

Martha Mooke will present her workshop "The Power of Strings:†Plugging in the Creative Spirit," at the 2014†CMS-NAMM Generation Next†program, to be held in Anaheim, California, January 23-24, 2014.†As a component of the annual NAMM Show,†Generation Next†is an educational program for college, conservatory, and university music students and faculty that provides an introduction to†the†NAMM Show, comprised of over 1,400 global music products and materials exhibitors.


Mooke to premiere "REM: A Dream in Sound" at Music of Now Marathon

Mooke will premiere "REM: A Dream in Sound"†for electric viola, on Feb. 1, as part of Symphony Space's†The Music of Now Marathon. †This event†kicks off the annual city wide, monthlong†Composers Now†Festival†that†celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to the cultural fabric of our society.


Scorchio Quartet: The Anti-Room, new music for string quartet with no walls

On Feb. 24,†The Cutting Room presents†Scorchio Quartet: The Anti-Room, new music for string quartet with no walls. The Scorchio String Quartet, known for it's artistry, eclectism and collaborations with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio and others, brings to life new works by Beatboxing sensation Rahzel, electric tinged jazz pianist/composer Richard Sussman, Emmy Award-winning composer Earl Rose and Scorchio founder/electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke.†The Scorchio Quartet is a collaborating partner of the 2014 Composers Now Festival. †


SMS High School Teens Premiere New Work by Martha Mooke

The inaugural concert by students at Kaufman Music Center's new†Special Music School High School†on November 21, 2013 included world premieres of works by Martha Mooke,†commissioned by†Composers & Schools in Concert†and part of SMS High School's fall 2013 composer residency.

Watch SMS High School's Inaugural Performance


Composer in Residence at Special Music School High School

SMS High School's Composer-in-Residence Program will give students the opportunity to work with professional composers in hands-on workshops, mentoring sessions and public performances premiering new works. The school's first Composer-in-Residence, the pioneering electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke, says, "When I present workshops on improvisation, electric strings or the conceptual creative process, I'm often asked where I learned what I'm demonstrating, playing or teaching. The answer is that I didn't learn most of it in school — it took years of exploring, experimenting and developing. That is about to change with the debut of Special Music School High School. It could not be more exciting or fulfilling than to be the first Composer-in-Residence of this cutting-edge institution!" Ms. Mooke's residency at Special Music School High School will be supported by Composers and Schools in Concert, a nonprofit organization that connects professional composers and high school music programs. (Read the entire article)

American String Teachers Association: Kudos to Martha Mooke!

Our third winner in our new Kudos member recognition program is Martha Mooke from Nyack, New York, self-described "electro-acoustic violist/composer." An ASTA member since about 2003, Mooke has been at the forefront of electric strings and contemporary viola playing for more than 20 years and describes her ASTA relationship "as an invaluable resource for connecting the many facets of string education and serving as the common thread for the string community." (Read the entire article)