About Joyce Solomon Moorman
Joyce Solomon Moorman is a composer who grew up in the segregated South — an experience that influenced her work as a composer and professor. Her art is also inspired by nature and poetry, and her compositions have been performed by many distinguished companies, including the Afro-American Chamber Music Society of Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. Moorman is a recipient of the 2003 June Jordan Award, and served on the Advisory Music Panel for the New York State Council on the Arts. Moorman competed in the 1963 and 1964 ISEF.
Moorman composed an opera about the Soweto Uprising in South Africa and has also written music to accompany famous poems by Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.