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Andrea Clearfield
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  Title Year Instrumentation Description Price
  Songs of the Wolf 1994 Horn, Piano Recorded by Froydis Wekre
on Songs of the Wolf, Crystal CD678,
16 minutes, 1 movement.
$19.50
 
Andrea Clearfield (link to photo and personal page)
 
Andrea Clearfield's compositions for instrumental and vocal soloists, chamber ensembles, chorus, orchestra and dance are performed internationally. Her works have been premiered by such noted artists as Carol Wincenc, Edgar Meyer, Froydis Ree Wekre and James Buswell and ensembles such as RELÂCHE, PRISM, HILDEGARD PLAYERS, THE MUSIC GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA, NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC, ORCHESTRA 2001, CUBE, THE TACOMA SYMPHONY, CONCERTO SOLOISTS OF PHILADELPHIA, THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH SYMPHONY and organizations and venues such as Merkin Hall, Jordan Hall, Thuermer Saal in Bochum, Germany, Festival of Women Composers International, International Horn Symposiumin Beijing, Conservatoire de Musique in Luxembourg, Norges Musikkhogskole in Norway, Svenska Hornsallskapet in Sweden, Cologne Chamber Music Series,Teatro Maddalene in Padona, International Tanzwochen in Dresden, International Performance Art Symposium in Kyoto, South Bay Chamber Music Society, and the Sarasota, Norfolk, Banff and Aspen Music Festivals.
 
She has received numerous grants from organizations such as Meet the Composer, The American Music Center and the Philadelphia Community Education Center as well as a 2001 Window of Opportunity Award from the Leeway Foundation, a 2002 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and six ASCAP awards. She was named the winner of the 2000 Delaware and Pennsylvania Commissioning Competition and received first prize in the American Jewish Music Festival 2000 sponsored by the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles. In December of 1998 she received an Award from the American Composers Forum for Outstanding Achievement. In 1996, The International Alliance for Women in Music awarded her the Nancy Van de Vate Prize for Orchestral Music for On the Pulse of Morning, a cantata for chorus, soloists and orchestra set to poetry by Maya Angelou. "Songs of the Wolf," for horn and piano, appears on the CD of the same title on Crystal Records, recorded by Froydis Ree Wekre and the composer in Oslo, Norway, 1996.
 
Her hour-long oratorio, Women of Valor, was performed in April, 2000 by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony at Royce Hall, UCLA, and a story on the piece and interview was aired nationally on NPR's "All Things Considered". Recent premieres include the International Double Reed Convention in W. Va and the National Maccabi Games at the Liacora Center in Philadelphia. Cyprus Trilogy was premiered at the Mersinio Centre for the Arts in Cyprus with Group Motion Dance Company and a documentary film of the piece was broadcast on Cypriot television in August, 2001. Current commissions include a work for the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Los Angeles, a Shabbat Service for chorus and orchestra for Main Line Reform Synagogue and the Lansdowne Symphony, a trio for two horns and piano for Froydis Ree Wekre and a work for soprano, girlšs chorus and chamber orchestra commissioned by David Wolman for a benefit concert for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Her works are published by the Hildegard Publishing Company, JOMAR Press, International Opus, Willson Publishing and Angelfire Press. She has been a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Banff Centre and will be residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland in July, 2002.
 
Since 1986, Dr. Clearfield has served on the faculty of The University of the Arts where she teaches Composition and Interarts, and the Associate Piano Faculty of the Sarasota Music Festival. A native of Philadelphia, she received a BA in Music from Muhlenberg College where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors and first place awards in Performance and Musicianship. She received an MM in Piano from The University of the Arts as a student of Susan Starr, and a DMA in Composition from Temple University where she was a student of Maurice Wright and a recipient of the Presidential Fellowship and a two-time winner of the John Henry Heller, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Composition. As a pianist, she has performed with ensembles from diverse styles ranging from classical to world music, free improvisation and rock, and enjoys collaborations with other disciplines. She is the core pianist in the RELACHE Ensemble for Contemporary Music and has performed with the Court of the Dalai Lama and with Group Motion Dance Company in Dresden, Cyprus and at the World Expo in Hanover. A strong believer of creating community through music, she is the host and producer of the Philadelphia SALON Concert Series, featuring contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic and world music, now celebrating its fifteenth year.
 
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