Judith L Zaimont

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • contemporary music
  • music composition
  • musicianship
  • orchestration techniques
  • theory
Courses Taught
  • Mus 5550 - Composition
  • Mus 5561 - Orchestration I
  • Mus 8550 - Composition
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Commissioned Composer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls: 1999
  • Interview for Public Radio International/NPR for a series on women composers: March 2003
  • Designer, Administrator and Publicist, Swan Composers Prize, University of Minnesota:
  • National board member in Composition, College Music Society: 2002

Outreach

  • Keynote sppech for the Minnesota Classical Music Listening List, Augsburg College: 2002
  • Elder Learning Institute, Plymouth Church: 2002
  • Guest Composer, High School Orchestra, Edina, MN: 2002
  • Advisory Board, International Alliance for Women in Music: 1996 - present

Creative

  • Creator and Editor-in-Chief, The Musical Woman: An International Perspective (3 vols., Greenwood Press):
  • Composition Premier: Symphony No. 2 'Remember Me' by the Kharkov Philharmonic (Ukraine), mvts. 2 & 3: May 2002
  • Composition Premier: Reflective Rag, transcription for Clarinet and Piano, National Federation of Music Clubs annual conference, Little Rock, AK: August 2003
  • Composition Premier: Virgie Rainey - Two Narratives for Soprano and Mezzo: October 2003
  • Composition Premier: Woodwind Quintet no. 2 - "Homeland" for the Bergen Wind Quintet, Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota: November 2002
Publications
  • From The Great Land for Mezzo, Clarinet, Piano Eskimo drum (23:00). Zaimont, Judith, Jeanne, Inc., 2002.
  • "Bubble-Up" Rag - Concertpiece for Flute and Piano (8:20). Zaimont, Judith, Vivace Press, 2003.
  • Virgie Rainey - Two Narratives for Soprano and Mezzo (12:00). Zaimont, Judith, Sounds Alive!, 2002.
  • In My Lunchbox - Suite for Developing Pianist (12:00). Zaimont, Judith, Vivace Press, 2003.
Awards
  • Composer of the Year, Alabama University, 1994
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983 - 1984
  • Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 2001
  • McKnight Research Award
  • National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1989
  • Designated Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2002 - 2005
  • Featured composer, National Conference on Women Composers, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 2002
  • ASCAP Plus Award, 2002
  • 2003 Commissioned Composer, International San Antonio Piano Competition, 2003
  • Honored Composer, 2001 American Composers Invitational (Van Cliburn International Competition), 2001