Music Composition; Orchestration
L.Mus., McGill University
Artist Diploma, Le Conservatoire de Quebec
Ruth Lomon’s compositions include orchestral works, concertos for piano, trumpet and bassoon, chamber music, solo piano works, large vocal works such as Requiem for soprano, chorus and winds with Latin text and Ruth’s poetry written in memory of her sister; Testimony of Witnesses, an oratorio for chorus, soloists and orchestra based on multilingual poetry and texts of the Holocaust. She has received commissions from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Pro Arte Orchestra of Boston, Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, and the Rebecca Clarke Society. She was the 2009 “Composer of the Year” for the Professional Music Teachers Association of New Mexico and awarded the 2009 American Music Center Composers Project. Her fellowships and residencies include Macdowell, Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and the Bunting Institute/Harvard. She was composer-in-residence for the Boston Secession, a vocal arts ensemble directed by Jane Ring Frank. From 1972-1985 she concertized with Iris Graffman Wenglin in duo piano and duet programs of contemporary music and works of women composers. Ruth was National Vice President of American Women Composers, (AWC) (1979-1985) and Founding President of the Massachusetts Chapter of AWC that cosponsored the first conference of Women in Music in Massachusetts (1984) with Tufts University.
“Rebekah,” a Chamber Opera, setting a poem by Naomi Myrvaagnes, with staging by Alexandra Borrie, and music director Jane Ring Frank.
Lomon, Ruth. Odyssey: Concerto for Trumpet. Charles Schlueter, trumpet, with the Berkshire Chamber Orchestra, Ronald Feldman, conductor, 2011. Available at www.ruthlomon.com.
Ruth Lomon at 80: A Celebration of her Music. Recorded live at the WSRC, Nov. 10, 2010. CD produced by the Women and Music Project of Brandeis University. Available at www.ruthlomon.com.