Portrait Maria A. Niederberger August 2007

The owner of this website is Maria A. Niederberger, Department chair, Professor for Music Theory and Composition at East Tennessee State University, and accomplished composer herself.

Welcome, dear visitor.

I sincerely hope that you will find —among other useful things you might see— the information you are looking for.

Should this not be the case, please contact me to let me know your request.

Enjoy browsing my site!
Maria A. Niederberger

The English version of this website —what you are looking at right now— is still being worked on. Some of the texts, especially newspaper articles, were first published in German and still need to be translated — which may well take a while longer than planned. We will post them as soon as they become available in English.

Thank you for your understanding.

I find the chronological course of a composition to be crucial.

The flow should be carefully structured by contrasts and accents, and supported by modulations of various kinds. To put it this way: I construct and deconstruct sounds.

Seen from this perspective, my composing compares much to the work of a sculptor: by creating lengths, depths and heights I create dimensionality.

Maria A. Niederberger