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date: 17 August 2019

Zaimont, Judith Langlocked

  • Annie Janeiro Randall

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(b Memphis, Nov 8, 1945). American composer and pianist. She studied the piano at the Juilliard School (1958–64), composition with Weisgall, Luening and Beeson at Queens College, CUNY, and Columbia University, and orchestration with Jolivet in Paris. Before establishing herself as a composer, she built a solid reputation as a pianist, often giving duo-piano performances with her sister, Doris Kosloff. Her teaching appointments have included positions at Queens College, the Peabody Conservatory, Adelphi University and the University of Minnesota (from 1992). She has also served as artist-in-residence at numerous colleges and universities. Among her honours are the BMI Young Composer Award (1966, for Four Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano), the Gottschalk Centenary Composition Gold Medal (1969, for Man’s Image and His Cry), a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1983) and the McCollin International Composition Competition First Prize (1995, for Symphony no.1). Her many commissions include works for the Connecticut Opera, the American Guild of Organists, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Dance Theater, David Arnold, Dalton Baldwin and Arleen Augér, among others....

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The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers