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Gwyneth Walker

Composer

Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947; New York City, New York) is an American composer. Walker grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and is a graduate of Pembroke College in Brown University and the Hartt School of Music and holds B.A., M.M., and D.M.A. degrees in music composition. During her undergraduate career she was the director of the a cappella women's singing group, The Chattertocks of Brown University. Upon completing her academic training, she joined the faculty of the Oberlin College Conservatory. She resigned in 1982 in order to pursue a career as a full-time composer and now lives on a dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont. Gwyneth Walker has written over 180 compositions for orchestra, chorus and individual instruments. They have been performed nationwide in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Washington National Cathedral, and The Ellen Show. Her work, while appealing to modern sensibilities, is traditional and accessible in the unadorned style of American composers such as Aaron Copland and Charles Ives. "My pieces always have melody and form and a rhythm that’s right there for you," she says. Among Walker's more popular works is "Songs for Women's Voices," a cycle of choral works based  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1947

Education

Institution From To
Brown University

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