- Mary Natvig
(b Chicago, July 6, 1946). American composer and pianist. She studied at Northwestern University (DM 1984), where her teachers included Alan B. Stout and M. William Karlins. She has taught at Bowling Green State University (from 1977) and the Interlochen Arts Camp (from 1990), and served as director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (at Bowling Green), an international organization for the study and promotion of contemporary music and new technology. Among her honours are a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for orchestral music (third place, 1984), Chamber Music America awards (1993 and 1998), a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1997), a ‘Meet the Composer’ New Music for Schools Residency Grant (1997) and commissions from the Toledo (Ohio) SO, the St Louis SO Onstage series and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. She was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize in ...