Using intricate shimmering colors over re-imagined fragments of tunes,

Sheree Clement builds surprising narratives.  Her music unfurls, percolates, and nudges.

Like a recurring dream punctuated by memory and flashes of insight, her music allows listeners to rediscover

the present.

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Clement’s works have been performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Atlantic String Quartet, the Canyonlands Ensemble (Salt Lake City), Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and the Washington Square Contemporary Music Ensemble. And she’s written for everything from solo piano to string quartet, and 4 track synthesized audio to orchestra. Among her awards are The Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters and a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Her New York credits include concerts at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, and Miller Theatre. Other credits include the University of Michigan, Kresge Hall at MIT, Oberlin Conservatory, Tulane University, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she studied piano, music theory and composition as a young person at the Peabody Institute and the Junior Conservatory Camp. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Michigan and holds a doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia University. She studied with Mario Davidovsky, William Albright, William Bolcom, George Wilson, and Leslie Bassett.

She lives in New York City.

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Chamber Concerto

A work for sinfonietta, the music lurches between morose, dueling violins, slapstick tuttis, and heartbroken loveletters, played by solo strings. For picc, flute, cl, bs. cl, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba,  2 percussion, piano, single strings.  15...

Avian Moments

Avian Moments.  for flute quartet:  piccolo, Flute in C, Alto Flute and Bass Flute.  Three short movements.   Twittering, fluttering, trilling, floating upwards, spiraling in and out of tonality, these three short pieces mimic and explore birdsong, includi...

Wherewith I Strive

Wherewith I Strive.  For Mezzo, flute and harp.  Commissioned by the Jubal Trio.  Premiered by the Canyonlands Ensemble.  Texts include excerpts from the book of Job, ‘A Song’ by Phillis Levin, and an Epigram by Sir Thomas Wyatt. All three text...

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