ELEANOR CORY (b 1943 )
A native of Englewood, New Jersey, Eleanor Cory studied at Sarah Lawrence College (BA), Harvard Graduate School of Education (MAT), New England Conservatory (MM), and Columbia University (DMA). Her composition teachers included Charles Wuorinen, Chou Wen-chung, Bulent Arel, and Meyer Kupferman. She has taught at Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn, Baruch and Kingsborough Colleges of CUNY, and The New School for Social Research, and currently teaches at Mannes College of Music Prep Division.
Eleanor Cory’s work has been recognized by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Fromm Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and the MacDowell Colony. She has received an American Composers Alliance Recording Award, and the Miriam Gideon Award from the International Association of Women in Music.
Her music is recorded on three solo CDs for Albany, Soundspell and CRI records, with additional recordings for the North/South Recordings, Opus One, Capstone, and Advance labels. Her music is published by C.F. Peters, APNM (The Association for the Promotion of New Music), the American Composers Alliance, and Soundspell Productions/Phantom Press. Her music has been performed throughout the United States and in England, Italy, the Soviet Union, Canada, and Poland. Performances and commissions of her work include the New Jersey Symphony (Hugh Wolf), Hudson Valley Philharmonic (JoAnn Falletta), St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Speculum Musicae, Atlantic String Quartet, Cygnus Ensemble, League-ISCM, Washington Square, Composers Concordance, Momenta Quartet, New York Virtuoso Singers, Alea III, Earplay, and soloists Ursula Oppens, Stephen Gosling, Curtis Macomber, Elizabeth Farnum, Christopher Oldfather, Gregory Fulkerson, Jayn Rosenfeld, and Patricia Spencer.