Gould, Elizabeth

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Born: March 8, 1904[1]; May 08, 1904[2]

Died: February, 1995

Country: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.

Studies: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan

Teachers: Artur Schnabel, Guy Maier

Born Elizabeth Davies on March 8, 1904, Elizabeth Gould Hochman was involved with music throughout her life, first as a performer and later as a composer. She began composing when she was 45 years old prompted by displeasure with the experimental compositions prevalent in the 1950's that she characterized as formulaic.

Gould Hochman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Michigan in 1926. She married twice, first to local attorney George Gould and later to author/playwright Eugene J. Hochman.

During the course of her composing career, Gould Hochman produced an eclectic body of works, ranging from student pieces for the piano to fully orchestrated comic opera. She won numerous international music competitions, and taught music for many years.

Elizabeth Gould Hochman died in Toledo in February, 1995.[3]

Works for Percussion

Figments - Marimba; Flute