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(b 1950 )

Libby Larsen’s wide-ranging compositions include everything from intimate chamber music to grandiose orchestral pieces and operas. Larsen is an outspoken exponent of women in music; her works frequently investigate feminine perspectives through depictions of female historical figures and fictional characters. Larsen was the first female resident composer with a major orchestra and has held residencies at several major orchestras and conservatories. She is a prominent advocate for composers and co-founded the Minnesota Composers Forum, now the American Composers Forum. Among Larsen’s many awards are a GRAMMY® Award, NEA fellowship, and George Peabody Medal.

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Role: Classical Composer 
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