elizabeth vercoe composer

"Her music possesses power and strength as well as great warmth and imagination."     Gardner Read    

 
 

Activities


Residencies, Education, Awards, Lectures

       

  • Performance of Irreveries from Sappho at a Tanglewood Prelude Concert, 2016
  • Performance of Elegy at Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts on a
    concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of the American Music Center, 2014

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  • Residency, Longwood University, 2013
  • Release of Navona CD featuring chamber music of E. Vercoe, 2012

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  • Featured Composer, Dickinson College, 2012
  • Residency, Goucher College, 2012
  • Feature Article on Herstory song cycles, IAWM Journal, 2011
  • Guest Composer, Illinois College, 2011
  • Composer, New Music Festival, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2010
  • Composer, Goethe Institute & ACU, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009
  • Acuff Chair of Excellence, Austin Peay University, (Press Release)

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  • Guest Composer, Connecticut College, 2001
  • Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2000 & 2001
  • Panelist, New Hampshire Arts Council, 2000
  • Board Member, Janus 21 Ensemble, 2000-2001
  • Fellow, Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy), 1998  (Civitella Ranieri Foundation)

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  • Visiting Lecturer, Regis College (Weston, MA), 1997-2012
  • Director, Society of Composers Festivals, New England Region, 1994-96
  • Composer, Women's Philharmonic Orchestra (San Francisco). 1994 
  • Composer, St. Petersburg Spring Festival (Russia). 1993
  • Fellow, MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire), 1992 

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  • Composer, Alaska Women's Music Festival, 1993
  • Composer, Memphis Festivals of New Music, 1990 & 1992
  • Composer, Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris), 1983-85
  • Co-Director, Women's Music Festival (Boston), 1985
  • Other Residencies: Charles Ives Center, Cummington Community of the Arts    
  • Mus.A.D., Boston University, First Prize in Theory & Composition
  • M.M., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Wellesley College, Lamb Prize in Composition
  • Recording Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1983 & 1988
  • Meet the Composer Grants, 1981, 1987, 1994 & 1999
  • Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in Composition, 1985
  • Project Grant, Artists Foundation, 1983
  • Alumna Award, National Cathedral School, 1983
  • First Prize in Music, National League of American Pen Women (grant), 1982
  • Award, GEDOK International Competition (Germany), 1981
  • Finalist, Politis International Competition, 1980  
  • Award, Felipe Gutierrez International Competition (puerto Rico), 1980
  • Winner, WGBH-FM & Boston Musica Viva Composition Competition, 1979