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date: 22 August 2019

Blaustein, Susan Mortonlocked

  • Sara Jobin

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(b Palo Alto, CA, March 22, 1953). American composer. She studied the piano and composition with Karl Kohn at Pomona College (BA 1975), and composition with Henri Pousseur at the Liège Conservatory in Belgium, with Seymour Shifrin at Brandeis University and with Jacob Raphael Druckman and Betsy Jolas at Yale (MM 1979, MMA 1980, DMA in composition 1986), where she subsequently lectured. She was a Junior Fellow at Harvard and an Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University (1985–90). She has been commissioned by the Schoenberg Institute, the Koussevitsky Foundation and the Fromm Foundation, and she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988. She has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the NEA, and the League of Composers – ISCM. Her music is freely atonal with a lyric element.

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