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Portrait Maria A.
          Niederberger August 2007

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

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Maria A. Niederberger

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