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Purchase Faculty Among “Top 35 Female Classical Composers”

Current head of classical composition, Laura Kaminsky named among the Washington Post’s “top 35 female composers in classical music.”

The Washington Post’s classical music critic, Anne Midgette, has released a list of the top 35 female composers in classical music and a current  Purchase faculty members is on the list.

Head of classical composition, Laura Kaminsky, “has an extensive background in teaching and administration in addition to a long catalogue of chamber and orchestral works. The success of her first chamber opera, “As One” (2014), a poignant and effective piece about the transition of a transgender woman, has led to a new burst of activity for her on the chamber-opera scene; after “Some Light Emerges” for the Houston Grand Opera (2017), she is working on a new chamber piece for a consortium led by the San Francisco’s Opera Parrallele.”


View the full list here