Music Theory Midwest
2002 Thirteenth Annual Conference
University of Minnesota
May 17-18, 2002 - Minneapolis, MN
Speaker: Alexandra Pierce
The keynote address will be by Alexandra Pierce, Professor of Music and
Movement at the University of Redlands in California. She will share her
career-long investigation into movement research as it has shaped her teaching
of embodied analysis and meaningful performance. She began her artistic
career as a pianist, performing particularly in the Washington D.C. area.
She has a B.Mus. in piano (University of Michigan) and an M.Mus. in piano
(New England Conservatory), an M.A. in music literature (Harvard), and
a Ph.D. in composition and theory (Brandeis). Her teaching (at M.I.T.,
Antioch College, and the University of Redlands) has been in composition,
piano, and theory, with a simultaneous current of movement teaching.
of two several books on music and movement, including Expressive Movement
(Perseus,1989) and Generous Movement (Center of Balance Press, 1990).
A prolific composer, she has written some 175 compositions, including works
for symphony orchestra, string quartet, chorus, solo voice, piano, prepared
piano, harp, woodwind, percussion, and various chamber ensembles. Sisra
Publications (the name Arsis Press uses for ASCAP composers) has published
her Set of Three for oboe and piano, her Psalm 100 for voice and piano,
and two sacred choral works (Resurrection and The Road to Calvary). Other
music is pubished by Media Press, Hildegard Music, and Seesaw Music and
is recorded on the Zanga, Capriccio, and Vienna Modern Masters labels.
She also is a founding member of Moving
Voices, a repertory company which performs music and poetry.
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