Joanne Metcalf (b. 1958)
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Joanne Metcalf’s compositions have been performed and broadcast in more than twenty-five countries worldwide. She has received commissions from Singer Pur, the Hilliard Ensemble, North Carolina Arts Council, Cappella Nova and the Scottish Arts Council, Canty, the Netherland-America Foundation and Ensemble Hex, Concert Band Director's National Association, Ciompi Quartet, John Potter, and Nancy Zeltsman. Her compositions have been performed by such musicians and ensembles as Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Carol Yahr, Monica Germino, Early Music Consort of Calgary and the Dresdner Kammerchor and have been heard at many prominent festivals and venues, including the Beethovenfest Bonn, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, York Festival of Contemporary Music, Hilliard Festival of Voices, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Washington National Cathedral, Glasgow Cathedral, de IJsbreker, Westminster Choir College, the Stedelijk Museum of Contemporary Art in Amsterdam and the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. Il nome del bel fior, which she composed for Singer Pur and the Hilliard Ensemble, has received more than one hundred performances internationally.
Ms. Metcalf has received awards from the International Association of Women in Music, ASCAP, the American Music Center, Duke University, the MacDowell Colony, and from Copland House, under which she lived and worked in Aaron Copland’s former home near New York City. Her teachers include Scott Lindroth, Stephen Jaffe, and Louis Andriessen, with whom she studied under a Fulbright Fellowship to The Netherlands. She holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and is Associate Professor of Music at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Her works are recorded on the Oehms Classics and ECM New Series labels.