Photo by Dan Diffendale

Photo by Dan Diffendale

Elisabeth Blair is a composer, vocalist, poet and visual artist. After earning a BA in photography in 2004, she spent many years on the folk singer/songwriter circuit in Chicago before moving into both improvisational performance and more formal composition. In 2015 she worked with composer/improviser Karl Berger as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. In 2016 she was an artist-in-residence at ACRE. A chapbook of her poems is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, and in 2017 she will be returning to the Atlantic Center for the Arts to work with poet Heather McHugh. An active feminist, she is on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and is the founder and director of Listening to Ladies, an initiative that showcases women composers. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in music composition at Western Michigan University, studying with Lisa Coons and Christopher Biggs.

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