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Weaver, Carol Ann

Born in Harrisburg, Virginia, Carol Ann Weaver is now Associate Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. She created and administers Sound in the Land, bringing scholars and performers from across the world to a conference/festival of music.

At Conrad Grebel University, University of Waterloo, Carol Ann Weaver teaches courses in composition, jazz, women in music, theory, and African music and peace, and she has led groups on cross-cultural study trips to South Africa. Weaver is a talented and celebrated composer /pianist whose work has been heard across Canada, in the United States, Europe, Korea, Paraguay, Kenya, as well as South Africa. From Indiana University, Weaver earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance and a Doctor of Music in Composition. Weaver’s music challenges notions of genre by blending many effects and traditions. She has composed for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choirs, and for solo voice and piano, enjoying the collaborative work of creating and presenting long forms such as musical dramas. She is the guiding spirit behind the Sound in the Land Festival/Conference at University of Waterloo which brings together composers, performers, scholars, and listeners from all over North America. Themes of justice, women’s lives, Mennonite heritage, the natural world and peace recur in her work. Carol Ann Weaver's music is available via the Canadian Music Centre, of which she is a member.

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