Elinor Armer Composition, Chair
Elinor Armer is one of California's outstanding composers. She studied composition with Darius Milhaud and Leon Kirchner, and piano with Alexander Libermann. She has received the Norman Fromm Composer's Award; fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Chamber Music Conference/Composer's Forum of the East, Yaddo, and the Djerassi Foundation, and numerous commissions. In 1991, she received the Gerbode Foundation New Music Composition Award. She has performed, lectured, and adjudicated throughout the country. Her works are published by Fallen Leaf Press, J.B. Elkus and Sons, and C.F. Peters, and she has recorded on the Koch International Label. She is one of the co-founders of Composers, Inc., and co-creator of the eight-part fantasy series, "Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts," with author Ursula Le Guin.