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date: 20 August 2019

Walker, Gwyneth Van Andenlocked

  • J. Michele Edwards

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(b New York, March 22, 1947). American composer. She began composing at the age of two, and developed an interest in folk music and rock and roll before beginning formal music studies. She graduated from Brown University (BA 1968) and from Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (MM 1970, DMA 1976), where her principal composition teacher was Arnold Franchetti. After teaching at Oberlin (1976–80), she worked part-time at Hartford Conservatory and Hartt School of Music but left teaching in 1982 to pursue composition full-time. On moving to a dairy farm in Vermont she began to take a grass roots approach to composition, writing for local performers of varying skills, from community and school groups to professional orchestras and concert soloists, as well as for national organizations such as the Women’s Philharmonic. In her concern for accessibility she has brought familiar aspects of life to the concert platform (in ...

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