Silverman, Faye-Ellen


Faye-Ellen Silverman
B.A., Barnard College (cum laude and honors in music). A.M., Harvard University. D.M.A., Columbia University.
History and Literature of Music

Faye-Ellen Silverman began her music studies before the age of four at the Dalcroze School of Music. She first achieved national recognition by winning the Parents League Competition, judged by Leopold Stokowski, at the age of 13. Her compositions are published by Seesaw Music Corp., a division of Subito Music, and recorded on Albany, New World Records, Capstone, Crystal and Finnadar-Atlantic Records. She has received awards from  the National League of American Pen Women  ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the American Music Center, and been awarded residencies at the Villa Serbelloni , VCCA, the Macdowell Colony, and Yaddo.  Her work Oboe-sthenics was chosen to represent the United States at the International Rostrum of Composers/UNESCO, resulting in international radio broadcasts, and Winds and Sines won the Indiana State [Orchestral] Composition Contest, resulting in a performance by the Indianapolis Symphony, a Governor's Citation, and having September 30, 1982 named Faye-Ellen Silverman Day in Baltimore by Mayor Donald Schaeffer.  She has received commissions from the Phoenix Concert series, Edinboro University Chamber Players, Seraphim, Philip A. De Simone, Larry Madison, Thomas Matta, the IWBC for Junction, the Monarch Brass Quintet, the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Fromm Foundation, NEA, Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, Con Spirito, the Greater Lansing Symphony, and the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore. The Baltimore Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the New Orleans Philharmonic, the International Experimental Music Festival in Bourges, ISCM - Korea section, Nieuwe Oogst (Belgium), Grupo Musica Hoje (Brazil), the Corona Guitar Quartet (Denmark), Jauna Muzika (Lithuania), the Monday Evening Concert series (L.A.), Voices of Change (Dallas) and the Aspen Music Festival are among the many groups that have performed Dr. Silverman’s works.  She is also a Founding Member of Music Under Construction (a composers’ collective), a Founding Board Member of the International Women’s Brass Conference and the author of the 20th-century section of the Schirmer History of Music, several journal articles, and record reviews for The Baltimore Sun.  As a pianist she recorded for Radio Cologne (WDR), and has performed at the International Festival of Experimental Music in Bourges, the Library of Congress, and as soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Music Literature Faculty, Mannes College of Music since 1991.

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