A to Z: T is for Joan Tower

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0 Today is day 20 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) throughout the month of April. For this challenge, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).Today’s composer is Joan Tower (b. 1938).


Tower’s family moved to Bolivia when she was nine. Her father was a mineralogist, and also insisted she take music lessons. Returning to the States she studied at Bennington, and then earned her doctorate in music from Columbia University in New York. She started out composing in the Serialist tradition, but thank God, moved on. She’s been described as one of the most important American female composers.

Concerto for Flute by Joan Tower


Tower tips to hat to Stravinsky with this work called “Petrushskates.”

The composer’s Wikipedia page Joan Tower

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Writer and Education Professional. Specialties include Ethics, Personal Memoir, Classical music, Tai Chi, Stress Reduction, Meditation, Coping, Classical Music, Aging, Love, Joy, Compassion and Equanimity (& what interests me.)

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