Assistant Professor of Music
Biography:Angelica Sanchez is a pianist, composer, and educator whose music has been recognized in national and international publications, including Jazz Times, DownBeat, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times, which said “in her piano playing as well as her compositions, Angelica Sanchez seeks out the lyrical heartbeat within any avant-garde storm…” She has collaborated with such notable artists as Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, William Parker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Rob Mazurek, and Nicole Mitchell. Professor Sanchez’s debut solo CD, A Little House, was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, and her recording with Marilyn Crispell, How to Turn the Moon, was selected as one of the best recordings of 2020 in New York City Jazz Record and one of the top 50 best recordings of 2020 in an NPR critics poll. Additional honors include a Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship, Umbria, Italy; Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Composition Award; Pocantico Artist Grant, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and French-American Jazz Exchange Grant, Chamber Music American. She is a trustee of NewMusic USA and a committee member of the Jersey City Arts Council. She has performed at venues and festivals in the United States and abroad, including, among many others, the Trans-Pecos Festival, Marfa; Tectonics Festival, Glasgow; London Jazz Festival; the Kitchen, New York City; Vancouver Jazz Festival; and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She has served as lecturer and adjunct professor at William Paterson University Summer Camp, Columbia University, Princeton University; and the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.
BM, MM, William Paterson University. At Bard since 2022.