LYNN GUMERT
May 2008

Highland Park, NJ—\”I earned my masters and doctorate in music composition from Indiana University-Bloomington, where I studied with Claude Baker, Eugene O\’Brien, and Don Freund. I have participated in master classes with Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Shulamit Ran, and Ladislav Kubik. My compositions have been performed by the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C., at the Festival of Women Composers International, at Society of Composers Regional Conferences, at the Midwest Composers Symposium in Oberlin, and at the Seventh International Alliance of Women in Music Concert. I was awarded an orchestral reading session by the Bay Area Women\’s Philharmonic and a broadcast on the nationally syndicated public radio program Harmonia. I have received commissions for vocal, choral, and guitar compositions.

I am Artistic Director of and performer with Zorzal Music Ensemble and have presented lecture-recitals on aspects of colonial-period Latin American music at the College Music Society International Conference in Costa Rica and at the Seventh International Festival of Women Composers in Pittsburgh. Over the past 20 years, I have performed traditional Latin American music at the Smithsonian and at various locations in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Costa Rica. I am currently Artistic and Musical Director and Conductor of the Highland Park Recorder Society/Garden State Sinfonia.\”

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