Judith Lang Zaimont To Give Composer Keynote Address at 2005 National
Conference of Women in the Arts - Saturday, November 12 at University
of Missouri at St. Louis
New York, NY - Judith Lang Zaimont will give the Composer Keynote address
titled, "Progress, Conscience, Imagination: Riding the Tide of New Notes"
to the 2005 National Conference of Women in the Arts on Saturday, November
12, 2005 at 1 PM on the campus of the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
The conference will also feature an evening concert of her music at the
University's Touhill Performing Arts Center, and a retrospective lecture
earlier that same day about Ms. Zaimont's vocal music by Susan Mantel
and Susan Wheatley, music faculty members from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania. This concert will include performances of her Wind Quintet
No. 2 - "Homeland" (2001), commissioned for Norway's Bergen Wind Quintet,
Virgie Rainey - Two Narratives for Soprano, Mezzo and Piano (2002) with
text by Eudora Welty, Snazzy Sonata (1972) for piano four-hands, and
Vessels: Rhapsody for Mezzo and Piano (1991), commissioned for the Second
Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where
it was first performed by Susan Mantel Wheatley.
More about the conference, which runs from November 10 through 14, online
at http://www.umsl.edu/~wia/#. For more information, please contact Dr.
Barbara Harbach at (314) 516-7776 or [log in to unmask]
Composer Judith Lang Zaimont is internationally recognized for her
distinctive style, characterized by its expressive strength and dynamism.
Recent accolades include a 2003 Aaron Copland Award, and a 2005-6 Artists
Fellowship from the Bush Foundation, and the 2006-7 Kaplan Foundation
wind ensemble commission; appointments as Commissioned Composer of the
California Music Teachers Association, Commissioned Composer for the
International San Antonio Piano Competition, and Honored Composer at the
11th Van Cliburn International Competition (2001). Among her many earlier
honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, artist's grants from both National
Endowments (Arts and Humanities), and First Prize in the international
1995 McCollin Competition for Composers (for "Symphony No. 1", performed
by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1996). Her music is widely performed
throughout the U.S. and Europe and has been recorded for the Naxos,
Koch International Classics, Arabesque, Milken Family Foundation, Albany,
Jeanne, Leonarda, Northeastern, and 4Tay labels. Her principal publishers
are MMB Music, Inc., Galaxy/ECS, Vivace, Jeanne, C. F. Peters, Lyra
Her music has been widely documented (12 doctoral papers to date),
and her biography is found in most standard reference works (e.g.,
New Grove's). Zaimont works are cited on two "Best of the 20th Century
lists" (Chamber Music America; Piano & Keyboard Magazine), and she is
the subject both of individual chapters in specialist volumes and major
articles in professional journals. Judith Zaimont also brings outstanding
academic credentials to her musical activities, having served for many
years as a distinguished composition teacher at New York's Queens College
and Adelphi University, Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, and Minneapolis's
University of Minnesota School of Music. More information about Ms.
Zaimont, including sound clips of many of her compositions, is available
at her website http://www.jzaimont.com/.
She is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, who can be
contacted at 516-797-9166 or at [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting