Barbara Jazwinski studied composition and theory at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. She received her M.A. degree in composition and piano from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York. Her teachers included Mario Davidovsky, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Gyorgy Ligeti and John Chowning. Currently, she is Head of the Composition Program at the Newcomb Music Department, Tulane University in New Orleans. Barbara Jazwinski's music has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Ms. Jazwinski has been active as a performer, conductor and promoter of contemporary music. Since 1988, she has served as Music Director of Spectri Sonori, an award-winning concert series that specializes in performances of contemporary music. The concert series also sponsors the Spectri Sonori International Composition Contest. Among her awards are the Prince Pierre of Monaco Composition Award for her Sextet, the First Prize in the Nicola De Lorenzo Composition Contest for Music for Chamber Orchestra and a Special Prize awarded by the Polish Composers' Alliance in the First Competition for Improvised Music, Gdansk, Poland. She is the recipient of numerous commissions, grants and fellowships.
Mary Ann Joyce was born in Champaign-Urbana IL, and received her B.A. from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in theory and composition from Washington University, St. Louis. After graduate school, she moved to the New York City area where she has remained. She is an active composer of instrumental, choral and vocal music, and a professor of music at Manhattanville College. Her works have been performed at international festivals and concerts through the United States, Europe, and Russia. Mary Annís works are published by Pioneer Drama, World Library of Sacred Music, Ars Nova, Scribner & Sons, and Gold Branch; her pieces are available on CDs from Navona Records, Capstone and Pioneer Drama.
Mary Annís significant teachers and mentors include Robert Wykes, John Joseph Bezdek, Anna T. Walsh, Roslyn Tureck, and A. Sonderskov.
She is a member of ASCAP, NACUSA, College Music Society, American Music Center, Society of Composers, and New York Women Composers.
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Thomas Juneau is active throughout the United States as both a conductor and composer. He is Music Director of Summit Chorale and the Juneau Vocal Alliance, as well as Director of Choral Activities at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia PA. His first choral pieces were published when he was 17. Juneau has numerous works in publication with Carl Fischer Music, ECS Publishing, Walton Music, Hal Leonard Corporation, Alliance Music, and Southern Music Company. He has conducted in major concert halls throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. ThomasJuneau.com