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The music of BEVERLY GRIGSBY has been heard throughout Europe and the Americas. She developed her gift for composition while still in early childhood and during the 1940s became a student of the renowned composer Ernst Krenek. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts with honors in Composition and Theory from the University of Southern California and BA and MA degrees in Composition from California State University, Northridge.

Involved with electronically produced music since 1959, she undertook further studies in computer music synthesis at Stanford University's Center of Artificial Intelligence (CCRMA) and at M.I.T. in 1975 and 1976. In 1984, Dr. Grigsby was credited with the first computerized score for an opera, The Mask of Eleanor. The opera was premiered that same year at Le Ranelagh Theatre in Paris where Jean-Philippe Rameau produced his operas in the 18th century. The opera was produced with the assistance of the French Ministry of Culture and as part of the Fourth International Congress on Women in Music. It has been performed in Atlanta (1986); Lexington, Kentucky (1987); Northridge, California (1987); Minneapolis, (1989); Boston (1990); São Paulo and Santos, Brazil (1991); Long Beach, California (1996); Morro d'Oro and Martinsicuro, Italy (1999) and over public radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Rome.

For her innovative compositions in orchestral, chamber and vocal music, Grigsby has received numerous commissions, major awards, and grants including The National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts International (Rockefeller) Grant, CSUN Distinguished Professor Award, the CSU Chancellor's Maxi Grant, the IAWM Outstanding Music Contribution Award, and yearly ASCAP awards. She was made a Carnegie Mellon Fellow in Technology (1987) and Getty Museum Research Scholar (1997-98) with special interests in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. She has received honors from numerous universities including University of Southern California, Arizona State University, the University of Kentucky, University of Mexico, D.F., and the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil.

Dr. Grigsby has composed for commercial and documentary films involving such major directors as Francis Ford Coppola and well-known writers as Ray Bradbury. She is Professor Emerita at California State University, Northridge, where she taught theory, composition, and musicology from 1963 until 1993 and served as Director of the Computer Music Studio which she established in 1976. She has been scholar in residence at several universities and conservatories in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and Brazil. Since her retirement from Cal State Northridge, Grigsby has continued to research, lecture, travel, and produce her music in Europe and the U.S. She was the master composer for the New Music Festival at Ball State University, 1993; the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, 1994; California State University Summer Arts, 1996; and in 1997, Professor of Composition and Counterpoint at California Institute of the Arts. In 1999, she chaired the 11th International Congress of the International Alliance for Women in Music, London, England; in 1999 and 2000 she presided as Presidenta of the International Composition Competition for the Associazione Musicale Haydn of Arezzo, Italy and in 2000 and 2001 as Honorary President of the Vivaverdi Festival, Matera, Italy.


PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
 
DEGREES:
University of Southern California (USC) Medical Studies Certificate  
Southern California School of Music and Art (Ernst Krenek) Composition
B.A. San Fernando Valley State College (With Honors) Composition
M.A. California State University, Northridge, Composition
D.M.A. USC (With Special Recognition and Honors) Composition

FURTHER STUDIES:
1975   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston: Computer Music
1975   Dartmouth College, New Hampshire: Computer Music
1976   Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, California: Computer Music
1980   California Institute of the Arts, Valencia,California: Buchla Computer System
1980   British Museum, London England: Medieval Studies in Music
1980   York, England: Viking Archeological Digs, Music related finds
1981   Abbey St. Pierre, Solesmes, France: Gregorian Schola, Chant Semiology with Dom Claire,OSB
1981   Royal College of Music, London, England: Medieval Studies with Dr. Mary Remnant
1985   Carnegie-Mellon University: The Andrew Project in Computer Studies
1985   California State University Chancellor Seminar: Artificial Intelligence
1987   Carnegie-Mellon Fellow: Workshop in Computer Assisted Instruction
1990   University of Minnesota, Duluth:   Seminars in Computer Assisted Instruction
1996   Catalina Island, California, CSUN Archeological Department: Archeological Digs, Costal Indians
1997   Abbey St. Pierre, Solesmes, France: Gregorian Schola, Chant Semiology with Dom J. Claire, OSB
2001-2005   Abbey St. Pierre, Solesmes, France: Gregorian Schola, Chant Semiology with Dom C. Kelly OSB
2001-2005   Theatre in England (UC Santa Barbara) Shakespeare Plays and others (London/Stratford Upon Avon)
2001-06 British Library, Early Music Manuscripts
2002   British Library, Research on Rehabilitation Trial of Jeanne d'Arc 1450-56

VISITING PROFESSOR:
1970   AMS Beethoven Bicentennial, University of Vienna, Austria (USA Western Rep.)
1974   College of the Desert, Palm Springs, California , USA: Ernst Krenek Festival
1975   California State University, Northridge, California, USA: Ernst Krenek Festival
1978   Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA
1980   University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA: Ernst Krenek Festival
1983   University of Mexico, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
1983   Manuel Ponce Conservatory, Aquascalentes, Aqs., Mexico
1984   Georges Pompindou: Technology and the Arts ICWM, Paris, France
1985   University of San Diego, California, USA: Ernst Krenek Festival
1987   University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA Performance of Opera MOE
1988   Cal State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California, USA Performance of Shakti II
1988   California State University San Diego, California, USA
1988   University of São Paulo, S.P. Brazil
1988   Lecture Hall, Santos, S.P. Brazil
1988   Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, New York, USA Performance of VSJ
1988   Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany Performance of VSJ
1988   Bremen, Germany
1989   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
1990   Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts Performance of MOE
1991   University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Performance of VSJ
1991   Arizona, State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA (Beethoven Colloquia)
1991   University of São Paulo, S.P. Brazil Performance of MOE
1991   Federal University of Bahia, Brazil Performance of MOE
1993   Ball State University New Music Festival, Muncie, Indiana, USA (Master Composer)
1994   Ernest Bloch Festival, Newport, Oregon, USA (Master Composer)
1995   Corpus Christi, College, Oxford, England
1996   Cal State University Summer Arts, Long Beach California, USA (Master Composer)
1996   Donna in Musical Festival, Fiuggi, Italy
1997   California Institute of the Arts, Spring Term Professor of Composition
1997   Halle am Salle, and Leipzig Germany: Ernst Krenek Festival
1997   Hochschule für Musik, Berlin Germany
1997   Donna in Musica Festival, Fiuggi, Italy, Shakti II
1997   Scuola Civica Musicale, Teramo, Italy
1998   Goethe Institute, Rome, Italy Lecture "Noise As An Art Form..."
1998   Donna In Musica Festival, Fiuggi, Italy Lecture/Performance "SaxSong"
1998   Concordia University, Montreal, Canada "Noise As An Art Form..."
1999   Martinsicuro, Italy Lecture/Performance MOE, VSJ
1999   Santuaro S. Gabriele, Italy, VSJ
1999   Morro d' Orro, Italy, MOE, VSJ
1999   Donna in Musical Festival, Fiuggi VSJ (Vision of St. Joan)
2000   Rome, Italy Vatican Concert for the Millennium Jubilee
2000   Borders Books: Lecture, Thousand Oaks, California "Noise As An Art Form..."
2001   University of Rome, "Noise As An Art Form"
2001   Rome Civic Gallery for Modern and Contemporary Art, Italy "Dithyrambos" for Vl.Vlc.
2002   New York: Ernst Krenek Concerts
2002   Vienna, Austria: Ernst Krenek Symposium
2003-2006   New York: Ernst Krenek Concerts and Symposiums

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
1977-1980   Proceedings Committee AMERICAN SOCIETY OF UNIVERSITY COMPOSERS
1978-1980   Krenek Archives Committee, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
1978   Conference Chair, ASUC (Now SCI) 1st Women Chair of Western Section
1978-1981   Regional Co-Chair, ASUC
1978-1981   National Council, ASUC
1978-1988   Advisory Board, NEW YORK NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
1979   National Conference Co-chair, ASUC  
1984-99   Advisory Board, INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC
1985-Present   Co-Director, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN IN MUSIC
1988-1993   Advisory Board, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS, SO. CALIF.
1993-Present   Coordinator, INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC
1993-1999 SAGE SOCIETY: Coordinator and Lecturer of various seminars
1996 Evaluator "COMPOSERS TODAY" Orange County CA Music Teacher's Association
1997-2001   Evaluator "COMPOSERS TODAY" State of California Music Teacher's Assoc.
1997-1998   GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE: Scholars and Seminars Programs
1999     CHAIR INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN IN MUSIC Conference, London, England
1999-2001   CHAIR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR WOMEN COMPOSERS Santa Cecilia, Martinsicuro, Italy
2000   HONORARY PRESIDENT: VIVAVERDI Festival Mater, Italy
2001   HONORARY PRESIDENT:   VIVAVERDI Festival Mater, Italy
2001   PEER REVIEW PANEL, LA CHAPTER AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM
2001-2003   Adjudicator MTA: Composers Today Competition
2001-Present   HONORARY MEMBER: ERNST KRENEK SOCIETY
2002-Present   HONORARY BOARD MEMBER: ERNST KRENEK INSTITUTE
2003-Present   BOARD MEMBER: GREGORIAN CHANT FOUNDATION
2005   ADJUDICATOR MTA: YOUNG COMPOSERS GUILD

OTHERS
National Association of Composers, USA
International Computer Music Association
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
CSU Consortium for Computer Assisted Instruction in Music (CAI), So. Cal. Chair
Medieval Studies Institute, CSUN, UCLA
Sigma Alpha Iota: National Women's Music Fraternity (Gamma Chi President/Advisor)
Pi Kappa Lambda, Honorary Music Society

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