Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth

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Born: May 25, 1964

Country: Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Studies: Trinity University, Texas (B.M.1986), University of Illinois (M.M.1988, D.M.A.1992)

Teachers: Thomas Fredrickson, Sever Tipei, John Melby

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (b. 1964) received her D.M.A. (1991) in music composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served as acting director of the electronic and computer music studios at Florida International University in Miami and the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Iowa and has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and the Oberlin Conservatory. She has been the treasurer of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), and the technical liason for the International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM). She is now the secretary for SEAMUS. Currently she serves as Student Computing Services Manager at the University of North Texas while also teaching Twentieth Century Music and Multimedia Applications in Music Theory in the UNT College of Music

Hinkle-Turner is the author of the book series Crossing the Line: Women Composers and Music Technology (volume one: United States forthcoming from Ashgate Press, London) and the cd-rom Full Circle. She has won awards from the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, Meet the Composer, and the American Music Center, and has been composer-in-residence at the Studios fur electronische Musik of West Deutscher Rundfunk in Cologne. Recent composer residencies have been held at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Michigan State University, Abilene Christian University, and Frostburg State University (Maryland). Her pieces are available through the Electronic Music Foundation at www.emf.org . She is the owner of the WAVE_LIST listserv - a list devoted to the discussion and study of gender issues in music technology. Additionally, she is the creator and editor of the Selected Discography of Women's Electroacoustic Music, an attempt to catalog all women's electroacoustic music available on compact disc which she updates quarterly.[1]

Works for Percussion

Gravel and Shards - Marimba; Violin
Insurrections IV - Multiple Percussion; with Tape
Mixed Messages - Percussion Quintet