Anna Rubin

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Anna Rubin (born 1946) is an American composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music.


Anna Rubin studied with composers Mel Powell, Earle Brown, Pauline Oliveros, and Paul Lansky, and graduated with a doctorate in composition from Princeton University. After completing her studies, she taught composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. She also taught at Lafayette College and in 2002 took a teaching position at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.[1]

Rubin is a member of the American Music Center, is a co-founder of the Independent Composers Association of LA, serves on the editorial board of Perspectives of New Music, and has served as president of the International Alliance for Women in Music.[2]

Rubin is the author of professional articles on the work of composer Francis Dhomont.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Two awards, Maryland State Arts Council
  • Fellow, National Orchestral Association
  • Delta Ensemble Gaudeamus Prize for De Nacht: Lament for Malcolm X, 1984
  • Jury prize, Aether Festival #1 - International Radio Art/Radio Station KUNM, Albuquerque, NM, for Family Stories: Sophie, Sally, with Laurie Hollander

Selected works[edit]

Rubin composes for chamber ensembles, orchestra, chorus, digital audio and live electronics. Selected works include:

  • Crying the Laughing and Golden for tape (1982–1983)
  • De Nacht: Lament for Malcolm X (1984)
  • Hiding Faces, Open Faces for viola, electronic soundtrack and video (1988)
  • Viola a Tre for 3 violas (1988)
  • Remembering for mezzo-soprano, piano and tape (1989)
  • Seachanges for viola da gamba and tape (1996)
  • Family Stories: Sophie, Sally (1998)


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth (2006). Women composers and music technology in the United States.
  3. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 4 November 2010.

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