Discipline: Music Composition

Sheree Clement

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1982

Sheree Clement, composer, studied at the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Department and received a bachelor’s and master’s in music at The University of Michigan and a doctorate in musical arts from Columbia University in 1984. At Peabody, she studied piano, musicianship, and composition.

For Sheree, composing analog ‘tape’ music opened up new ways to consider timbre, envelope, and spatialization of sound in writing for live instruments. Clement’s works have been performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Atlantic String Quartet, the Canyonlands Ensemble of Salt Lake City, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and at the Composers Conference in Vermont.

Other credits include the University of Michigan, Kresge Hall at MIT, Oberlin Conservatory, Tulane University, Carnegie Hall, and the Tanglewood Music Center, among others. The League of Composers Orchestra premiered her work for chamber orchestra, Stories I Cannot Tell You, in May 2017. Another work, Swimming Upstream incorporats texts about water, the Androscoggin River, and migratory fish with field recordings. Her awards include the Goddard Leiberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Tanglewood Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and three composer fellowships at the Composers’ Conference.

Portrait by Tatiana Daubek


New Jersey

Sheree Clement worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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