Archive for November, 2012

Isaiah Sheffer, a Founder of Symphony Space, Dies at 76

November 13, 2012 | Alumni

Isaiah Sheffer, who three decades ago looked at a grimy, derelict movie theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and envisioned the palace of performing arts that became Symphony Space, a vibrant, eclectic institution known for its broadcasts of actors reading short stories, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 76.

Susan Jeffers, Psychologist and Author, Dies at 74

November 13, 2012 | Alumni

Susan Jeffers, a psychologist who wrote 18 self-help books, the first of which, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” became an international phenomenon, died on Oct. 27 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 74.

Elliott Carter, Composer Who Decisively Snapped Tradition, Dies at 103

November 9, 2012 | Faculty

Elliott Carter, the American composer whose kaleidoscopic, rigorously organized works established him as one of the most important and enduring voices in contemporary music, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 103 and had continued to compose into his 11th decade, completing his last piece in August.