Remembering Ursula Mamlok

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Ursula Mamlok’s death. Born in Germany in 1923, Mamlok and her family fled the Nazis to Ecuador when she was only 17.  She received a scholarship to study at the Mannes School of Music in New York City.  Her compositional style included use of serialism and experimentation with tone color.  Throughout her career Mamlok taught composition at Temple University, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. In 2006 she moved back to Berlin, the city of her birth, which is where she passed on May 4 at age…

Composers You Should Know: Ursula Mamlok

Happy birthday to composer, pianist, and educator Ursula Mamlok!  Born in Berlin on February 1, 1923, Mamlok began her musical education with Gustav Ernest and Emily Weissgerber until they fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States.  Mamlok continued her studies at the Mannes School of Music, and then continued on to the Manhattan School of Music.  Prominent teachers included George Szell, Roger Sessions, and Ralph Shapey. Mamlok writes extensively for chamber ensembles, but has also composed numerous pieces for orchestra.  Her works are available through several publishers, including Hildegard Publishing, as well as directly through the composer. Learn more about…