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Elizabeth Joan Kelly hails from Slidell, Louisiana. She is a prize-winning composer who holds degrees in music composition from Loyola University in New Orleans (B.M. ’05) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (M.M ’07). Elizabeth currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and hopes you enjoy what you hear.

News and upcoming performances:

-New Music: I recently scored an educational technology video for co-worker Brian Sullivan. Check it out on youtube.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be presented in conjunction with the opening of the 24th Annual Minumental Show Art Academy of Cincinnati. The opening was 5:30PM until 10:00PM on Friday, February 18th.

-Award News: “Mornin’ Glory” nominated for the Big Easy Foundation’s “Best Performance of Classical Music!”

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed November 22nd through December 3rd at the Art Center Library in San Luis Potosi, Mexico along with 60×60 Images.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed November 20th at The Music Gallery in Toronto, Canada along with 60×60 Dance. More info here.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed November 17th at Music Farmers in Wollongong, NSW Australia at 7PM.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed November 20th at threewalls in Chicago, Illinois at 7PM.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed November 4th at the Northern Illinois University School of Music as part of their “Bits and Pieces of Electro-Acoustic Music from Everywhere (including NIU)” concert at 8PM.

-New Music: sneak peek of the Louisiana Composer’s Forum performance of “Mornin’ Glory” can be seen here!

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees will be performed October 16 at the Teatro San Giorgio in Udine, Italy.

-New Music: I have a new project in the works which can be followed at The Found Sound Project. Audio included!

-Performance News: Brand new piece “Mornin Glory” selected for performance at the inaugural concert of the Louisiana Composer’s Forum on September 20th at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

-Performance News: The Crimson Mix (including “Deep Blue”) of 360 Degrees was performed July 8th at the Taipei Contemporary Art Center in Tapei, Taiwan, and July 14th, 8:00 PM at Grey Matter Books in Hadley, Massachusetts.

-Performance News: I have once again been selected as a participant in Vox Novus’ 60×60! “Deep Blue” was performed at  Stony Brook University as part of ICMC during the week of June1-5 as part of the 360 Degrees program.

-New Music: Painter Kathy Rodriguez has recreated her M.F.A. Thesis Installation from the University of Montana, Missoula, online; it includes embedded mp3 files of the music I wrote for the show. Link here.

-Performance News: The Salt of Winter was selected for inclusion in the Jacksonville Symphony’s Fresh Ink 2008 readings, held June 3rd and 4th.

-Performance News: My choral piece Tiare Tahiti, from the poem “Tiare Tahiti” by Rupert Brooke, was selected for inclusion in the American Composers Forum/Vocal Essence’s Essentially Choral Readings. It was rehearsed and read by the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and conductor Philip Brunelle May 29-31st in Minneapolis.

-Another Review: Somehow I missed this last fall, but here is a review of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony’s October 7th performance including some really nice comments about Big Band

-Performance News: Selections from my as-yet unfinished ballet Fat Tuesday, libretto by Baron Daigrepont, were chosen for the program of Grand Valley State University’s Free Play 10: Listening Chamber, a six hour electronic music event. 60×60′s Midwest Minutes also made an appearance with Outer Limit. Program available here.

- New Music: An excerpt from the Cleveland Chamber Symphony’s October performance of my piece Big Band is now under the “Listen” tab.

- Award News: As a second place winner in the Singing City 2008 Prize for Young Composers, I have been commissioned to write a new piece for Singing City to be performed at their concert in the fall of 2008, with the help and mentorship of Singing City’s resident composer Andrew Bleckner. Winners arrounced here.

- Cleveland Plain Dealer: Here is the review from the Cleveland Chamber Symphony performance of my piece Big Band.

-Performance News: Outer Limit is being included in Vox Novus’s Midwest Minutes of the 60×60 project. Upcoming performances can be found here. Program notes for the sixty pieces selected can be found here.

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