Ruth Anderson

Biography

Ruth Anderson (March 21, 1928 – November 29, 2019) was an American composer, orchestrator, teacher, and flutist. Born in Kalispell, Montana, Anderson became a composer of chamber, orchestral, and electronic music. Her extensive education spanned two decades, and was spent at eight different institutions. Throughout this time, Anderson was the recipient of a multitude of awards and grants, including two Fulbright awards (1958–60) to study composition with Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. After completing her education, Anderson spent time as a freelance composer, orchestrator, and choral arranger for NBC-TV, and later for Lincoln Center Theater.

"Ruth Anderson's music comes from a deeply internal awareness of intimate sounding." -- Pauline Oliveros

photo credit:  Manny Albam

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