Beth Wiemann

Beth Wiemann was raised in Burlington, VT, studied composition and clarinet at Oberlin College and received her PhD in composition from Princeton University. Her works have been performed in New York, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC, the Dartington Festival (UK), the “Spring in Havana 2000 Festival (Cuba), and elsewhere by the ensembles Continuum, Parnassus, Earplay, ALEA III, singers Paul Hillier, Susan Narucki and others. Her compositions have won awards from the Orvis Foundation, Copland House, the Colorado New Music Festival, New York Treble Singers, American Women Composers, Marimolin and others as well as various arts councils. She teaches clarinet, composition and theory at the University of Maine. A CD of Wiemann’s music, Why Performers Wear Black, was released on Albany Records and other works of hers also appear currently on the Raviello, Capstone, innova and Americus record labels. Her music is available from American Composers Alliance in New York.

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