Faye-Ellen Silverman

Composer Faye–Ellen Silverman, a founding board member of the IWBC, holds a BA from Barnard College (cum laude and honors in music), an AM from Harvard University, and a DMA from Columbia University. First published at age 24, approximately 90 of her compositions are now available from Subito Music Corporation, including many works for brass. Her works are recorded on Albany, New World Records, Capstone, Crystal, private label and Finnadar Records. At age 13 she won the “Parents’ League Competition”, judged by Leopold Stokowski, leading to her performing the winning “Sunset and Twilight” – her Carnegie Hall debut. She has since received awards from UNESCO, Indiana State University [Orchestral] Composition Competition, NLAPW, and ASCAP, been awarded national and international composer residencies, and has been commissioned by soloists, chamber music groups, and orchestras.

A professor for most of her professional life, she has also lectured in Poland (sponsored by the Maestro Foundation), Lithuania (sponsored by the U.S. State Department) and throughout the United States. Silverman is the author of several articles, record reviews for The Baltimore Sun, and the 20th century section of the Schirmer History of Music. As a pianist, she has she has 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.

Her music may be purchased from any sheet music dealer as well as directly from her publisher at http://store.subitomusic.com.

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