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date: 20 February 2020

Brouwer, Margaret (Lee )locked

  • Amelia S. Kaplan

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(Lee )

(b Ann Arbor, MI, Feb 8, 1940). American composer and violinist. She studied violin at Oberlin Conservatory (BM 1962), and Michigan State University (MM 1963). She played with the Fort Worth Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and later the Dallas Symphony. During the same period she also played and recorded for commercial and pop artists, including Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis. She composed during and after college but continued her professional violin career until 1984, when she began graduate studies in composition at Indiana University (DMA 1988), where she studied with donald Erb , harvey Sollberger , and Fred(erick Alfred) Fox.

Before beginning her tenure as Head of Composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1996–2008) where she held the Vincent K. and Edith H. Smith Chair, she taught at Washington and Lee University (1988–96), and served as composer-in-residence for the Roanoke Symphony (...

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