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date: 20 August 2019

McTee, Cindylocked

  • Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner

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(b Tacoma, WA, Feb 20, 1953). American composer. She studied with David Robbins at the Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma (BM 1975), and with Jacob Druckman, Penderecki and Bruce McCombie at Yale University (MM 1978), and gained the PhD in 1981 under the direction of Richard Hervig at the University of Iowa; she also studied with Penderecki, Marek Stachowski and Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar at the Kraków Conservatory. She was appointed to the University of North Texas in 1984, becoming professor in 1995. She has received a Senior Fulbright Scholar Lecturing award in electronic music at the Kraków music academy and other awards, and commissions from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the American Guild of Organists and other organizations.

McTee composes for both acoustic and electronic media, and her works have been performed in Asia and Europe as well as the USA. Her musical ideas are often derived from visual and literary elements and reveal a keen sense of humour and careful attention to the placement of sound images and effects within acoustical space. Juxtaposition of contrasting musical elements is a feature of her works, many of which contain multiple short movements of changing style and mood....

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