Beth Wiemann was raised in Burlington VT, studied composition and clarinet at Oberlin College, and received her Ph.D. in Theory and Composition from Princeton University. Her works have been performed in New York, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC, the Dartington Festival (United Kingdom), the “Spring in Havana 2000” Festival (Cuba), and elsewhere by the ensembles Continuum, Parnassus, Earplay, ALEA III, singers Paul Hillier, Susan Narucki, DíAnna Fortunato, and others. Her compositions have won awards from the Opera Vista Chamber Opera Competition, the Orvis Foundation, Copland House, the Colorado New Music Festival, American Women Composers, and Marimolin as well as various arts councils. A founding member of Griffin Music Ensemble, a contemporary music group in Boston, she premiered many clarinet works and conducted composer-in-the-schools workshops in the Boston and Worcester public schools. A CD of Wiemann’s music, Why Performers Wear Black, was released on Albany Records in 2004. Songs of hers appear currently on the Capstone, Innova, and Americus record labels.