Art Song, chamber music, Piano, Sacred/Inspirational
Anita Gower is a graduate (BPS) of University Of Memphis (1976), with a clinical internship in music therapy at University of Tennessee Medical Center Mental Health Services, the Memphis School For Autism and The School For Learning Disabled Children. She is experienced in many facets of musical performance and received a number of recognitions in the southeastern USA. She continues keyboard work and performs vocally with civic groups and in solo concerts. .
TANGO LAZE - for String Quartet, ... JERICHO -( the spiritual ) for Bass solo/chorus... CHRISTMAS TESTAMENT--poem by Carrie Lams-- SATB/keyboard (optional handbells/guitar). PIANO ANTHEMS Collection of Christian Hymns: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, Sunrise (Tomorrow), and still adding.
I am a music therapist. Music has been my tool for reaching the human spirit, for promoting self-awareness and good health. The piano has been my personal sounding board, my own mirror, as in PASSAGE,(Piano) five short movements that chronicle my own emotional journey over two decades. Similarly, in song I can express from my soul something that otherwise does not manifest. Also, whether playing, singing, or composing, one form doesn't negate the desire for the others. In groups and 1 to 1's, I may blend these three forms for building community, inviting goal-directed accomplishment, which brings individual understanding and confidence, and more.
I am a composer and jazz musician. I have a degree in the Theory and Composition of music from the University of Minnesota at Duluth under the tutelage of Dr. Justin Rubin. I write classical chamber music, jazz music and jazz-inspired chamber music.
I am also a programmer and have a few apps in the app store:
Sax Guide: A fingering chart with all four saxophones and includes altissimo.
Pro Oboe Fingerings: A fingering chart for the Oboe. Includes fingerings, trills and a metronome.
Noir SE - Written for Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble (Jazz Octet) (debut 3/18/12)
Space to Breathe - Written for Portland Classical Revolution String Quartet (debut 3/18/12)
The Mysterious Adventurers - Written for Portland Classical Revolution String Quartet (debut 3/10/12
Ann is a member of several professional music organizations as well as the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Board of Directors. She has earned a B. A. in Mathematics from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and a B. A. in Music (Piano Performance) from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia, where she studied piano with Kenneth Huber. Her M. M. in Music Theory was awarded by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Hymn Tune HOLSTON, published by GIA Publications; "The Covenant," a canticle based on a text from Hebrews; as well as four Advent canticles.
Gregory Has been called a "master of musical styles" by Los Angeles critics. After receiving his M.A. at UCLA studying music (choral and composition) with Roger Wagner, William Hatcher, Elaine Barkin, Roger Bourland and Paul Reale, he went on to be active as a composer now for the past twenty years. He spent many years writing music for television, sitcoms, action, dramas, and soaps, and during that time also wrote and directed music for the stage working with other performers including John Rubinstein, John and Bonnie Raitt, Davis Gaines, Paige O'Hara, Smoky Robinson, George Duke and more.
Requiem MassThree by Lorca'Tis So Much Joy - Three by DickinsonO Lord Thou Art a Shield - Psalm 3A Day of Sunshine - Longfellow
The human voice is the most perfect tool for musical expression, communicating from the inner soul of one to the other - singer to singer and to listener. I work with words that move me and try to write music that is true.
In 2000 I began studying privately with various composers. In the summer of 2001 I was accepted into the one-week Composer's Workshop at Canford (U.K) directed by Malcolm Singer (Director of Music at the Y. Menuhin School of Music in London . For two months in 2003 I studied composition at the Eastman School Summer Session in Rochester NY. I am presently studying with the composer Steven Antosca, Chair of the Resident New Music Ensemble at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC.).
"Alternative Retro": Trio for Clarinet in A, Concert Harp, and Contrabass. (20 mins) April 2005. "Piece for Solo Cello" November 2005.
At present I am composing chamber-music primarily but plan to attempt larger work this summer.
“Lunch with a Nun” for vibraphone and guitar, premiered Apr 2012. “The Hole of Lament” acousmatic music for puppet theatre, Jun 2011, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. CD release “You're Not Larry” and “Angels of Area 51” (Vermiphone), earWorm Improv Ensemble, 2011. “A Thick, Full Set of Cheeky Hinge” for clarinet and oud, premiered May, 2010. “An 'Ism' Jib” for guitar and African percussion, premiered Sept 2010. “The Clairvoyant Cha-Cha” for mandolin orchestra, premiered by the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Minneapolis, Aug 2010. CD release “Artificial Teeth and Limbs” (Vermiphone), earWorm Improv Ensemble, 2010. "Don't Call Me Norman" for piano, vibes, and bass clarinet, premiered by Zeitgeist, May 16, 2009, Studio Z, St. Paul, MN. CD release “earWorm” (Vermiphone), earWorm Improv Ensemble, 2009. "Maddy's Eaten a Little Humus Again" for percussion ensemble, premiere Oct 2008, West Bank Arts Quarter."Lauderdale Ideal" for mandolin quartet, premiered by the Northern Latitudes Mandolin Quartet at Peavey Plaza/Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN, Jul 2008."Think Like a Trout" released on 'Provenance' by electric jazz quartet Modal Operandi, March 2008. http://cdbaby.com/cd/modaloperandi"A Coconut Eaten by the Moon" for violin, cello, guitar and double bass, premiered by Jetsam Organic Ensemble at Macy's Day of Music, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN, Jul 2007."Joropo de Lara" for mandolin orchestra, premiered by the American Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, Bristol, RI, July 2007."With White Brass" for mandolin, viola and guitar, premiered Apr 2006, Minneapolis. Winner of the 2006 Weisman Art Museum Art Sounds Composition Competition."Caracas Getaway" for many trombones, premiered by the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, Feb 2006. "The Pliable Guest" for flute and glockenspiel, premiered Jan 2006. "Darwin's Folly" for solo piano, premiered May 2005. "Down the Stairway the Ghost She Does Not Want Me to See Flees" for string trio, premiered by counter)induction, NYC, Jan 2005.
Lisa Renee Ragsdale (b. 1950) began flute lessons at age eight and studied flute with Laurent Torno and John Kiburz and piano with Joan Torno in St. Louis MO. She received a Bachelors in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1972, and studied with composers Roland Jordan and John M Perkins at Washington University while pursuing an MA in Music Composition and Theory.
May 2010: Completed 1st movement of Sonata for bassoon and piano.
July 2010: Completed "Two Devices" for violin, viola and cello.
September 2010: Completed 2nd movement of Sonata for bassoon and piano.
January 2011: Completed "Winter Music" for Woodwind Quintet.
August 2011: Completed "Elegy" for solo oboe, strings and percussion.
December 2012: Completed "Dido's Lament & Fanfare" (written for Zeitgeist)
For a more current and complete listing of works, please go to:http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/
I still get asked "What kind of music do you write?" or "What is your style? Do you write tonal music?"
My answer is usually "Listen to it and hear for yourself and decide what you think."
I do not write pure tonal music and almost never write a tone row (meaning I also do not compose atonal music either. I like to use humor a lot in my music and I like to use a lot of contrasting rhythms. This usually keeps the audience awake.
Daniel S. Godfrey (b. 1949) received B.A. and M.M. degrees in composition from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is Composer-in-Residence at Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music and has also held visiting faculty appointments at the Eastman School of Music, the Indiana University School of Music, and the University of Pittsburgh. Godfrey has earned awards and commissions from the J. S.