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date: 17 August 2019

Lomon, Ruth (Margaret)locked

  • Sharon Prado Howard

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(Margaret)

(b Montreal, Nov 7, 1930). American composer and pianist. She studied at McGill University and the Quebec Conservatoire. Her composition teachers included Francis Judd Cooke and Lutosławski. In addition to composing and teaching, she has performed with Iris Graffman Wenglin as a piano duo (1971–83) specializing in the standard repertory and in music by women composers. Founding president of American Women Composers Massachusetts (1984), she has also served as vice-president of the organization’s national board (1985–9), and was resident scholar in the Women’s Studies Program at Brandeis University. Her honours include Yaddo (1977) and MacDowell (1983) fellowships, and awards from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities (1985) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (1993).

Lomon’s output includes orchestral, chamber and vocal works, as well as multimedia compositions. Terra incognita for orchestra (...

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