Judith Lang Zaimont is a U.S. composer whose work has received international acclaim. Her earliest success was as a performer, and she has established an impressive reputation as a scholar and teacher. However, she defines herself in terms of her more than 100 compositions. She is also creator and editor-in-chief of the critically acclaimed multivolume book The Musical Woman: An International Perspective. Critics have noticed varied elements in her music, but she considers herself a romantic with a particular affinity for language, which often serves to inspire her compositions.

Performer versus Composer

Born November 8, 1945, in Memphis, Tennessee, Zaimont grew up in Queens, New York. She began her musical training at age 5, and by the time she was 11, she was composing her first ...

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