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date: 20 August 2019

Vercoe, Elizabeth Waltonlocked

  • Sharon Mabry

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(b Washington DC, April 23, 1941). American composer and writer on music. She was educated at Wellesley College (BA 1962), the University of Michigan (MM 1963) and Boston University (DMA 1978), where she studied composition with Gardner Read. She was a fellow at the Charles Ives Center (1984, 1992), the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (1983–5), the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (1998) and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2000), and has received grants from the Artists Foundation and the NEA. She was director of the Women's Music Festival/85 in Boston and was a member of the boards of the International League of Women Composers (1980–87), the Artists Foundation (1985–90) and the Janus 21 Ensemble (2000–). Her writings include articles and reviews about music by women composers. She has been a member of the music faculty of Regis College since ...

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