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A fierce advocate of contemporary music, Anne Lanzilotti has distinguished herself premiering works by and collaborating with composers of her generation. As a composer, this season includes a premiere of her piece birth, death (for obsidian sound sculptures, strings, and voice) at The Noguchi Museum, and Periapsis Music and Dance's first Emerging Artist Residency for Choreographers & Composers where she will be developing a new work with choreographer Wendell Gray II. An active composer-performer, Lanzilotti has been a guest artist with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Échappé, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). In the fall, Lanzilotti will be starting a new position as Assistant Professor of Viola at University of Northern Colorado School of Music. She is currently on the faculty at NYU Steinhardt, where she maintains a studio of undergraduate and graduate students, coaches chamber music from Mozart to Shaw, and teaches a two-semester course on extended techniques for strings that she developed. As a scholar, she specializes in the music of Andrew Norman: her dissertation is an analysis of Norman’s The Companion Guide to Rome, showing the influence of architecture and visual art on the work. As an extension of that research, she created Shaken Not Stuttered. Lanzilotti has also published articles in Music & Literature and Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. A native of Hawai‘i, she is a co-founder and Artistic Consultant for Kalikolehua — El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for underserved youth. For a complete bio, please visit: http://annelanzilotti.com