LeBaron, (Alice) Anne
- J. Michele Edwards
(b Baton Rouge, LA, May 30, 1953). American composer and harpist. She studied composition with Frederic Goossen at the University of Alabama (BA 1974) and with Semegen and Arel at SUNY (MA 1978). After attending the 1980 summer course at Darmstadt she continued her composition studies with Kagel and Ligeti as a Fulbright Scholar (1980–81) and with Chou Wen-chung, Davidovsky and Beeson at Columbia University (DMA 1989). LeBaron has received many commissions and awards, including several from the NEA, a Guggenheim fellowship (1991) and a Cal Arts/Alpert Award (1996). During 1993–6 she served as composer-in-residence in Washington, DC, sponsored by Meet the Composer and in 1997 she joined the music faculty of the University of Pittsburgh.
Although an internationally recognized harpist who has pioneered extended techniques, the ‘prepared harp’ and electronic modification of harp sounds (all heard in her recording ...