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Joan Tower, a composer whose directness and eclecticism make her music instantly accessible, and whose imaginative sense of development — often by way of insistent but evolving rhythms and surprising juxtapositions — gives it an original, distinctive personality.
The New York Times
Made in America
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
2008 Nashville Symphony's recording of Made in America received three Grammy Awards, including "Best Classical Contemporary Composition"
1997 Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra of St. Luke's
1990 Awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Silver Ladders
1985-87 Composer-in-Residence with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
1969 Founded the chamber music ensemble, the Da Capo Players
2005 First composer to be commissioned for the Ford Made In America Project, involving sixty-five orchestras throughout the United States
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