Carrie PageSpartanburg, SC
Mississippi-born composer, theorist, educator and IAWM President Carrie Leigh Page creates music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, and electronic media, with a special emphasis on vocal writing. She has collaborated with dramatic artists, vocalists, and other educators to create chamber operas both for young artists and young audiences, and she is an avid researcher in the areas of opera and music education. Her music most recently appeared on recordings released by pianist Denine LeBlanc (Saints Rising on the CD For Michelle). Current compositional projects include collaborative efforts to create new original works and arrangements for intermediate choirs and a book of etudes to introduce extended techniques to young pianists. Her research has focuses on the works of Dominick Argento and the representation of female composers in music theory textbooks. Page has taught at colleges and schools throughout the United States. She currently teaches K-12 music at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. She lives in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and daughter.
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