Mary Jeanne van Appledorn
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn (b. Holland, Michigan, United States, October 2, 1927, d. Lubbock, Texas, United States, December 12, 2014) was an American composer of contemporary classical music and pianist.
She studied with Bernard Rogers and Alan Hovhaness at the Eastman School of Music. She received her Ph.D. in music theory from Eastman in 1966. She served on the music faculty of Texas Tech University from 1950 until 2008.
She composed numerous works for various instrumental combinations and also composed computer music. Her works are generally tonal, although she also used the twelve-tone technique, and she frequently utilized string piano techniques in her piano music. Her music has been recorded by the Opus One and Golden Crest labels, and her scores are published by numerous publishers.
- Mary Jeanne van Appledorn page, from Texas Tech University site
- Interview with Mary Jeanne van Appledorn by Bruce Duffie, January 20, 1988
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