Discipline: Music Composition

Ingrid Arauco

Ingrid Arauco’s music “opens virtuosity to an inspection that reveals wit, passion, and deep aspiration” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Arauco’s principal teachers were Robert Hall Lewis at Goucher College, and George Crumb, George Rochberg, Richard Wernick, and C. Jane Wilkinson at the University of Pennsylvania. She has received awards or fellowships from the American Guild of Organists, Yaddo, and the MacDowell, and commissions from Mélomanie, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Kindler Foundation in the Library of Congress. Her works have been performed by the Colorado Quartet, Network for New Music, Third Sound, and the Atlanta Symphony, among other distinguished musical organizations, and featured at Oundle International Organ Week, Festival “Compositores de Hoje” in Rio de Janeiro, and the Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Habana, to which Arauco travelled as part of an artist delegation sponsored by the American Composers Forum. Arauco’s compositions are published by Theodore Presser and Hinshaw Music. Recordings include the solo albums Invocation and Vistas (Albany); individual works are featured on Excursions, Florescence, Millennium Crossings and New Music for Oboe. Ingrid Arauco has taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is currently Professor of Music at Haverford College.

Studios

Delta Omicron

Ingrid Arauco worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now the most energy efficient studio on the property. To enhance an…

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