Faye-Ellen Silverman, born in New York City, holds a BA from Barnard College (cum laude and honors in music), an AM from Harvard University, and a DMA from Columbia University. About 90 of her compositions are published by Seesaw Music, a division of Subito Music Corp., and recorded on Albany, New World Records, Capstone, Crystal, private label and Finnadar Records. She has received awards from UNESCO, the National League of American Pen Women and ASCAP, and been awarded residencies at the Villa Serbelloni, VCCA, the Macdowell Colony, and Yaddo. She has received commissions from Nicole Abissi, the IWBC for SymbiosisDuo, the Phoenix Concert series, Edinboro University Chamber Players, Seraphim, Philip A. De Simone, Larry Madison, Thomas Matta, the IWBC for Junction, the Monarch Brass Quintet, the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Fromm Foundation, NEA, Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, Con Spirito, the Greater Lansing Symphony, and the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore. Silverman is a Founding Member of Music Under Construction (a composers’ collective) and a Founding Board Member of the International Women’s Brass Conference.
She has taught at Columbia, various branches of City University, Goucher College, the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, the Aspen Music Festival and Eugene Lang College, and lectured in Poland (sponsored by the Maestro Foundation), Lithuania (sponsored by the U.S. State Department) and throughout the United States. Dr. Silverman is currently a Part-time Associate Professor at the Mannes School of Music – New School.
Silverman is also the author of several articles, record reviews for The Baltimore Sun, and the 20th century section of the Schirmer History of Music. An accomplished pianist as well – a former student of Irma Wolpe and Russell Sherman - she has recorded for Radio Cologne (WDR), and has performed at the International Festival of Experimental Music in Bourges, the Library of Congress, and as soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. www.fayeellensilverman.com