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Opera and lyrical music
Sheet music for Beth Anderson
Mandolin and guitar (2 scores)
Composed by Beth Anderson-Harold. Score. Duration 5'59. Edition 49 #e49 90009-01. Published by Edition 49 (E4.E49-90009-01).
Composed by Beth Anderson-Harold. Score. Duration 5'59. Edition 49 #e49 90010-00. Published by Edition 49 (E4.E49-90010-00).
(Score and set of parts)
Composed by Beth Anderson-Harold. Score And Parts. Duration 5'59. Edition 49 #e49 90011-01. Published by Edition 49 (E4.E49-90011-01).
Piano - Easy Piano
Easy Piano. Arranged by Carol Tornquist. This edition: Easy Piano. Other Church; Piano - Easy Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental; Worship Resources. Billboard Magazine. Contemporary Christian; Pop/Rock; Sacred. Book. 84 pages. Alfred Music #00-35317. Published by Alfred Music (AP.35317).
Easy Guitar. This edition: Easy Guitar. Guitar Mixed Folio. Pop/Rock. Book. 112 pages. Alfred Music #00-GFM0306. Published by Alfred Music (AP.GFM0306).
Proceedings of the 2009 Florida Symposium on Assessment in Music Education. Composed by Various. Edited by Timothy S. Brophy. Music Education. 552 pages. GIA Publications #7655. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-7655).
Beth Anderson’s early work was considered post-Cagian, non-academic; but, more recently, her music has become more lyrical while retaining the cut-up quality of the minimalists. Many of her compositions have been recorded by various artists on different labels. Recently she has had three CDs made of all her music (Swales & Angels on New World, Quilt Music on Albany CDs, and Peachy Keen-O on Pogus) and her "TRIO: dream in d" and "Net Work" were released on Two by Three: Music by Women from North South Recordings. "Belgian Tango", recorded by The Tango Project, is available on Newport Classics CDs. Opus One has released "Revel", with the Richmond Symphony and "Minnesota Swale" with the Slovak Symphony.
Her work has received numerous awards and grants including a Copland Fund grant to make a CD on New World, a National Endowment for the Arts grant for career development in music composition, a National Public Radio Satellite Program Development Fund grant for the development of a text-sound radio series entitled Poetry Is Music, several Meet The Composer grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, a Foundation For the Contemporary Performance Arts grant, a National Federation of Music Clubs’ Award of Merit for contributions to women in music, a P.S. One/Institute for Art and Urban Resources residency, a ZBS Media grant to support a residency/tape production, an Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award, a Biggerstaff Grant, and an Alumni Fellowship to support her graduate work at Mills College. She has been commisioned by Collegium Musicum Carinthia, the Minnesota Synfonia, the Staten Island Symphony, the Cabrillo Music Festival, the San Francisco Conservatory’s New Music Ensemble, the University of the Redlands’ New Music Ensemble, the Montclair College Dance Festival, Daniel McCusker & Dancers, and many others.
She served as resident composer at the Chamber Music Conference of the East/Composers’ Forum in Bennington, Vermont and was chosen as contemporary competition composer for the 2002 Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Ms. Anderson’s publishers include Recital Music, Antes/Bella Musica, and E.M.I/Joshua Corporation/General Music. Several catalogs include her music. The most complete catalog of her work is probably the New York Women Composers, Inc., catalog.
Ms. Anderson is included in many reference works, including The New Grove Dictionary Of American Music, Het Tweede Thema, The New Grove Dictionary Of Opera, The Popular Guide To Women In Music, Contemporary Composers, and The Pandora Guide To Women Composers-British And American. An extensive interview with her is included in the archives of the American Composers Oral History Project at Yale University.
Having grown up in Kentucky, she attended the University of Kentucky as a pianist for two years before ttending the University of California at Davis to study with John Cage, Larry Austin and Richard Swift. She attended Mills College in Oakland California where she was awarded an MFA in piano performance and an MA in composition while studying with Robert Ashley and Terry Riley.
After that she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant and used it to move to New York City and to continue to compose. Her work there consisted of teaching at:
- Greenwich House Music School
- College of New Rochelle
- The New School for Social Research
- New York University
- Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
- New York Technical College
- Young Audiences’ residencies
- Brooklyn Music School
- Lucy B. Moses School of Music & Dance
as well as being an Accompanist for Dance at:
- American Dance Studio of Alvin Ailey
- Paul Taylor Company
- Jose Limon Company
- Martha Graham School of Dance
- The Clark Center
- New Dance Group Studio
- Performing Arts High School
- Merce Cunningham Studio
- Brearley School
- Harlem School of the Arts
- Ballet Hispanico
- Neighborhood Playhouse
- 92nd Street YMHA, NYC
- Montclair College
- Nassau Community College
- New York University
She also was:
- Producer of Women’s Work, a concert series of women’s music, for Greenwich House Arts & New York Women Composers, Inc. 2004–2006
- Co-Editor and publisher of Ear Magazine in Berkeley 1973–75
- Creator, co-editor, publisher of EAR MAGAZINE in New York 1975–79
- Music writer/critic stringer Soho News 1979–80
- Film music editor for Eleuthyra Films and Cinema Mistral TV’s and trailers
- Research assistant to Professor Leightner and Professor Karp at New York University.