Papers of an American composer and former UCSB professor that range from the 1940s through to 2008 and include many of her
compositions in manuscript, audio recordings, extensive business and personal correspondence, programs, clippings, and contracts.
Emma Lou Diemer is an acclaimed and prolific composer, an accomplished musician and a respected educator. She composes extensively
for a variety of skill levels and in many genres, including the oft neglected organ, and frequently experiments with new techniques.
Born in 1927, Emma Lou was the youngest of four siblings in her profoundly musical family. She studied piano and organ throughout
her school years and performed frequently in recitals and for religious services, a practice she kept up regularly at various
churches until 2001.
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