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dr. Ivette Herryman Rodriguez, a faculty member at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, was recently invited to attend a special performance of one of her compositions presented by the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra to the 2022 League of the American Orchestras National to open conference. † Her piece, “Un Danzon a Mi Manera (A Danzon Done My Way)”, was conducted by renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To top it off, the Los Angeles Philharmonic asked her to perform the same piece for two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on July 22 and 23, also conducted by Dudamel. Her piece opens the concerts, followed by two works by Arturo Marquez, and ends with a special collaboration between LA Phil and Latin pop star Ricky Martin.

“I feel so grateful and happy with these three performances. I can’t believe they’re happening, but I’m definitely trying to be as present as possible and enjoy this moment that really feels like a gift from God. I love to compose and I have been able to stay active while also teaching. This moment feels like reaping the fruits of my labor and at the same time like a gift,” said Rodriguez, assistant professor of music composition and theory at The Crane School of Music.

Born in Cuba, Rodriguez first wrote “Un Danzon a Mi Manera (A Danzon Done My Way)” in 2016 as a result of winning a composition competition during her doctoral studies at Michigan State University.

“This piece departs from the Cuban music genre danzon, which is also a dance. The shape of a danzon can be seen as an evolutionary process in itself. It begins with a slow introduction, called paseo, in which the dancers walk and interact as if in conversation. The main theme is then interspersed with other themes as the danzon progresses. The last part, added a few years after the genre’s inception, is called mambo. This section presents a riff that is repeated in the form of an estribillo. The tempo is a little faster and the rhythmic element of the music is prioritized,” she said.

dr. Born in Cuba, Ivette Herryman Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from the Instituto Superior de Artes (Higher Institute of Arts) in Havana, a Masters in Music Composition from Baylor University and both a Masters in Music Theory and a PhD in Music Composition from the Michigan State University. She studied composition with Juan Pinera, Scott McAllister, Ricardo Lorenz and Zhou Tian.

Ivette’s music has been described as “absolutely exquisite” and “breathtakingly beautiful”. She is the composer of a bestselling women’s choir published by Walton Music. She is the winner of a Cubadisco Special Award, a Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition given by the CINTAS Foundation, and the 2019 Illinois State Music Teachers Association Composer Commissioning program, among others.

Her most recent assignments include new compositions for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Michigan State University Symphony Band, the Illinois State Music Teachers Association 2019 Conference, the Truman State University Wind Ensemble, percussionist Alex Smith, and the Aria Reed Trio of The Crane School of Music.

Before joining Crane, Ivette taught music theory and composition at the Instituto Superior de Artes, the Opera of El Salvador, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Western Illinois University, where she also taught piano. For more information, visit

About The Crane School of Music:

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long tradition of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane features an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures, and concerts presented each year by faculty, students, and guests. The Crane School of Music is the only All-Steinway institution of the State University of New York and was one of the first Yamaha Institutions of Excellence. For more information, visit

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How many students does SUNY Potsdam have?

It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,842 (Fall 2020), its location is rural, and the campus size is 240 acres. It uses a semester-based academic calendar. Read also : Renovation of High School College of Technology Highlights Color-Changing Facade in West Caldwell. SUNY College – Potsdam’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #78.

Is SUNY Potsdam worth the money? SUNY Potsdam is ranked among the Top Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Colleges 2021” reviews. The State University of New York at Potsdam continues to rank highly in the rankings each year by U.S. News & World Report is published.

What GPA do you need for SUNY Potsdam?

A minimum GPA of 2.25 is recommended for admission into most majors in Potsdam; a 3.0 is required to declare a major education. SUNY Potsdam’s full undergraduate transfer credit policy can be found here.

What is Potsdam College known for?

SUNY Potsdam is home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music and is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher education, and leadership in the performing and visual arts. On the same subject : Lafayette Music Festival organizers planning inaugural event in October. With a range of nearly 100 undergraduate majors and minors, Potsdam also offers select graduate programs.

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How selective is SUNY Potsdam?

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