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Gwyneth Walker (1947-    ), is a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School of Music. A former faculty member of the Oberlin College Conservatory, she resigned from academic employment in 1982 in order to pursue a career as a full-time composer. She now lives on a dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont. She is the recipient of the Year 2000 "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Vermont Arts Council. Walker's catalog includes over 130 commissioned works for orchestra, band, chorus and chamber ensembles. Recent works demonstrate the composer's interest in combining theatrical elements with musical composition. Letters to the World (2001), a piano quartet, incorporates readings from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Acquaintance With Nature (2002),  for chorus, clarinet, piano and narrator, weaves music around the writings of Henry David Thoreau. This variety of genres is reflective of the composer's enthusiasm for a wide range of creative endeavors. Orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and staged works are all part of the Walker musical life. The common element is the pursuit of imaginative expression.

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