Silsbee, Ann

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Ann Silsbee


Born: July 21, 1930

Died: 2003

Country: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Studies: Radcliffe College (A.B.1951), Syracuse University (M.M.1969), Cornell University (D.M.A.1979)

Teachers: Irving Fine, Earl George, Karel Husa, Robert Palmer

Composer, pianist, poet. Born Cambridge, Mass. Received musical degrees from Radcliffe and Syracuse and a DMA at Cornell University where she studied with Karel Husa. NEA, MacDowell, Yaddo, Ives, NYSCA, MB Rockefeller. Member BMI. Her music has been performed throughout the USA, in Canada, Europe, China, Japan and South America, and recorded on Leonarda, Northeastern, Vienna Modern Masters, Finnadar and Spectrum. Silsbee was an accomplished pianist whose music, although carefully notated, gives the impression of improvisation, as exemplified in the virtuosity and spontaneity of her song Iris from "Four Songs" (voice and piano).[1]

Works for Percussion

JourneyMultiple Percussion; Flute
Pharos II – Multiple Percussion; Cello; Piano
RaftPercussion Quintet; Narrator