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Janice Giteck

Janice Giteck

Janice Giteck


Janice Giteck (born June 27, 1946 in New York) is an American composer. Giteck grew up in Hicksville, Long Island and moved to Arizona when she was twelve years old.[1] She attended Mills College, completing her Master's in 1969 and studying under Darius Milhaud. She later studied under Olivier Messiaen, and following this she studied percussion with Daniel Schmidt and gamelan music with Obo Addy.[2] Her works came into wide circulation in the 1970s and 1980s, with a style heavily influenced by world music and the music of American Indians. Read more on Last.fm
Janice Giteck (born June 27, 1946 in New York) is an American composer. Giteck grew up in Hicksville, Long Island and moved to Arizona when she was twelve years old.[1] She attended Mills College, completing her Master's in 1969 and studying under Darius Milhaud. She later studied under Olivier Messiaen, and following this she studied percussion with Daniel Schmidt and gamelan music with Obo Addy.[2] Her works came into wide circulation in the 1970s and 1980s, with a style heavily influenced by world music and the music of American Indians. Awards for her music include the National Endowment for the Arts Composer's award for Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky, and the Norman Fromm Composers Award for Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing.[3] Giteck returned to school and received a Master's in psychology in 1986, and worked in the mental health field from 1986 to 1991.[2] She has taught at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle since 1979. Her 1992 recording collection Home (Revisited), released on New Albion, is dedicated to AIDS patients.[4] Read more on Last.fm.

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