Anne LeBaron
Music

Born: Baton Rouge, LA
Lives: Pittsburgh

D.M.A., Columbia University
M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook
B.A., University of Alabama

2000 Traces of Mississippi, for orchestra and chorus, commissioned by American Composers Forum Continental Harmony project, premiered in Madison, MS
2000 Papessa Joanna, commissioned by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and Dance Alloy, premiered in Pittsburgh

1997 Solar Music, Fromm Foundation Commission, Harvard University, performances included National Museum of Women in the Arts; World Harp Congress, Prague; Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie, Berlin

1996 American Icons, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra
1996 Cal Arts/Alpert Award in the Arts

1995 CD: The Magical Railism of Anne Lebaron, includes Doggone Cat Act, The E. & O. Line (5 Selections), Waltz for Quintet, The Sea and the Honeycomb, I am an American . . . My Government Will Reward You

1993-96 Composer-in-Residence, Washington, D.C., sponsored by Meet the Composer New Residencies Program with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program, Horizons Theater and Capital Children’s Museum/The National Learning Center. Compositions for orchestra, chorus, chamber groups and work for new music theater: Sukey, Lasting Impressions, Concerto for Two Harps and Orchestra, Mambo, Croak
1993 Devil in the Belfry, McKim Fund Commission, Library of Congress

1992 CD: Rana, Ritual and Revelations: The Music of Anne Lebaron, Lamentation/Invocation, Rite of the Black Sun, Planxty Bowerbird, Noh Reflections, Concerto for Active Frogs
1992, 1989 Mary Flagler Cary Trust Commission and Recording Grants

1991 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1991 Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

1990, 1981 Fellowship, Music, National Endowment for the Arts

1989 The E. and O. Line, commissioned by the Mary Flagler Cary Trust

1986 Telluris Theoria Sacra, National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commission (Atlanta Chamber Players, Theater Chamber Players of Kennedy Center, New Music Consort)

1982 GEDOK International Prize, Mannheim

1980 Fulbright Full Scholarship

1979 BMI Composition Award

1978 Bearns Prize, Columbia University


The magic of the intersection between technology and humanity, between two vibrant cultures, between historical figures and contemporary society . . . between freedom and structure, science and religion, myth and reality. These are the places that I visit for illumination.

Anne LeBaron, excerpt from Is Money Money, commissioned by Sequitur, text by Gertrude Stein