Martin Halpern

composer, librettist, poet, playwright


Resumé and Publications



Martin Halpern
160 Henry St.
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Email: marhalp@aol.com
Telephone 718-858-1549

Degrees:
University of Rochester, B.A., 1950. Major, English; Minor, Music (Eastman School of Music)
University of Rochester, M.A., English, 1953
Harvard University, Ph.D., English and American Literature, 1959
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, M.A., Music Composition, 1997


Teaching Positions:
University of California at Berkeley, Dept. of English and American Literature, 1959-1964
University of Massachusetts, Dept. of English and American Literature, 1964-1965
Brandeis University, Dept. of Theater Arts (Professor of Playwriting and Dramatic Literature), 1965-1994

Awards:
Fulbright Scholarship, Rome, Italy, 1956-1957
Howard Foundation Writing Fellowship, 1962-1963
California Olympiad of the Arts Award in Poetic Drama (for play
Tameem). 1968
Bronze Windmill Award, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Radio Nederland, 1971 (for radio play
The Damned Thing)
Harold C. Crain Playwriting Award, San Jose State University, 1978 (for play
No Moves Back)
Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship, 1982 (for play The True Irving Rifkin)
Meet the Composer Awards, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
ASCAP-PLUS Awards, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 2005.2006, 2007. 2008, 2009, 2010.

Publications:
Two Sides of an Island and Other Poems. University of North Carolina Press, 1963
William Vaughn Moody (critical biography). Twayne Publishers, 1964
Mrs. Middleman's Descent (play), First Stage; a Quarterly of New Drama, Fall, 1966
Tameem (play). Breakthrough Press, 1972
Selected Poems. Golden Quill Press, 1976
Total Recall (play). The Best Short Plays of 1978
What the Babe Said
(play), Pioneer Drama Service, 1980
Magic Fire (play). This Month Onstage, September 1996 (Act I); October 1996 (Act II)
Individual poems, articles and reviews in many journals.

Residencies:
Playwright-in-Residence, Circle Repertory Company, New York, 1978-1979
Playwright-in-Residence, Peterborough Players and MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, Summer, 1978


Major Administrative Positions:
Chairman, Brandeis University Theater Arts Department, 1972-1976, 1982-1985
Concerts Director,
Long Island Composers Alliance, 1998-2009