Distinguished Artist Professor; composer/pianist; degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University. Recipient of the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for Orchestral Music (1984); Phi Kappa Phi Award for Creative Achievement (1985); Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1993-95) and the Ohio Arts Council (1985-86 and 1990-91); Distinguished Teaching Award (1987); Alverno College Outstanding Alumna Award (1988); Woman of Achievement Award from the Toledo Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. (1989); Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming at BGSU (1992 and 1998); Dean’s Award for Service & Promotion of Contemporary Music (1994, 1999, 2005) and Leadership in Graduate Education (2011); Ohioana Award (1997); American Academy of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award (1997); the Cleveland Arts Prize (1998); Bellagio Fellowship (2000); MTNA Ohio Composer of the Year (2002); Hofstra Arts Award (2003); BGSU Chair/Director Leadership Award (2008); Guggenheim Fellowship (2011-12); Sorel Foundation Award for Choral Music (2011); BGSU Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). Recordings for New World, Albany, Orion, Ohio Brassworks, Impermanence, Centaur, Neuma, Capstone, Azica, Liscio, ATMA, MMC and Access. Compositions published by C. F. Peters, Henri Lemoine Paris, Southern Music, Thomas House and American Composers Alliance. Faculty member and chair of theory and composition for Interlochen Arts Camp (1990-97); visiting professor of composition at Indiana University (1998), Heidelberg University (2001) and Oberlin Conservatory (2004); chair of Musicology/Composition/Theory Department at BGSU (1998-2011); founder and director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (1987-1999); coordinator of the BGSU doctoral program in contemporary music.