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date: 25 August 2019

Pizer, Elizabeth [Faw] Haydenlocked


(b Watertown, NY, Sept 1, 1954). American composer. After completing her formal education at the Boston Conservatory of Music, she moved to the West Coast, working as an opera répétiteur at San Jose State University. She began her work in radio broadcast production at the studios in Berkeley and then worked in San Mateo. She has received several awards for her vocal and choral music, including First Prize in the Delius Composition Contest, 1982, for Madrigals Anon for unaccompanied chorus, and several first prizes in National League of Pen Women composition contests, for works including Five Haiku II, String Quartet and Nightsongs. She has also written a large number of jazz-inspired works and several for electronic tape, including Arlington and Embryonic Climactus (both 1989). Her music has been widely performed, in Europe and Australia as well as in the USA. In 1974, with her husband Charles Pizer, she formed an archival library for music not commercially available, and in ...

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