Linda Dusman

Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Recent premieres include her piano trio Diverging Flints, Skra for clarinet and fixed media, and Triptych of Gossips for soprano and violin. Her work has been awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music, the State of Maryland (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories), and in February 2009 she was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Mid-Atlantic Arts Fellow. Her compositions are published by Silent Editions and are recorded on the NEUMA, Capstone, and New Albany labels. As a frequent contributor to the literature on contemporary music and performance, Dr. Dusman’s articles have appeared in the journals Link, Perspectives of New Music, and Interface, as well as a number of anthologies. She was a founding editor of the journal Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and is as an associate editor for Perspectives of New Music. Recently, she founded I Resound Press, a digital press/ archive for music by women composers. Dr. Dusman is a Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and served as Chair of the Music Department there from 2000-2008. Prior to her tenure at UMBC, she held the Jeppson Chair in Music at Clark University in Massachusetts.

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Compositions

An Unsubstantial Territory (2008)
Diverging Flints (2009)
Elio: Visions of Light (1985)
Elio: Visions of Light II (2007)
magnificat 1: variations (2001)
magnificat 2: still (2003)
magnificat 3: lament (2004)
magnificat 4: Ida Ida (2009)
O Star Spangled Stripes (2004)
Skra
States (2002)
Sweet Suite Errata (1997)
Three States (2009)
Triptych of Gossips (v.1) (2009)
Triptych of Gossips (v.2) (2009)
Waiting for Spring (2009)