Emma Lou Diemerýs music has been published since 1957, and covers the
spectrum from large orchestral works to hymns and songs. In addition to
numerous commissions she has received an ASCAP special award for publication
and performances annually since 1962, and has been the recipient of awards
from the Kennedy Center (Friedheim Awards) for her piano concerto, Yale
University, the Kindler Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the
Ford Foundation (Young Composers Grant), the Louisville Orchestra, the
American Guild of Organists (Composer of the Year) and others.
Emma Lou is a native of Kansas City, MO. She is a composition graduate of
the Yale School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, and studied
further on a Fulbright Scholarship in Belgium and at the Berkshire Music
Center. She is professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, where she was on the composition faculty from 1971 to 1991.
Diemer is a keyboard artist and has given numerous concerts of her own music
including most recently organ recitals at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the
Angels in Los Angeles, Grace Cathedral and St. Marys Cathedral in San
Francisco, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
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