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The only true failure is the failure to try - (original)
How music works, Composition
B.Mus:Composition, University of Oregon, 1972 M.Mus: Composition, University of Oregon, 1975 Guest Scholar: Composition and Piano, Sweelink Conservatorium, 1975-76 DMA: Composition and Theory, University of Oregon, 1980
Born on the East Coast. Mother grew up in India. Father was a minister and then a sculptor.
Along with sister and parents, sang four-part hymns at an early age.
Started writing music at 10 or 11.
Grew up in ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
Lifelong commitment to music and social equality and responsibility.
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