Location: Massachusetts, USA
Pamela J. Marshall studied at Eastman and Yale and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Her commissions include South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Master Singers of Lexington, Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Assabet Valley Mastersingers. Spindrift Music publishes much of her work (www.spindrift.com). Several recent projects are connected to poetry: Poetry-Inspired Solos for various instruments and Art-Poem-Music, an artist-poet-composer collaboration that has resulted in several sets of songs with chamber ensembles. She has been a member of the Just In Time Composers collaborative and is part of the planning group for the Vortex Series for New and Improvisational Music. She is a board member of the Concord Orchestra and the International Alliance of Women in Music. Pamela plays horn, leads improvisation workshops, records concerts and nature soundscapes, and, with her husband David Emerson, does photography and web design (www.honeycreeper.com and prosperontheweb.com).
She has written several environmentally inspired pieces for chorus as well as settings of old-time Christmas carols. Shepherds and Angels for SATB with violin and harp is designed to be an Appalacian and American companion to Britten's Ceremony of Carols. For information, visit www.spindrift.com
Her music for chorus includes:
Christmas and holiday music: