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80 Years of Music

In honor of composer Joan Tower ’61 and her 80th birthday, New England Conservatory featured her music during the month of February.

Joan Tower

Joan Tower '61 is a Grammy-award winning contemporary classical composer and one of the most successful woman composers of all time. This year, she turns 80 years old, and to celebrate her incredible lifetime achievements, the New England Conservatory featured her music in a series of concerts this February.

I went to Bennington College, which was a really wonderful place for me because it allowed me to open up and do what I needed to do with music. Joan Tower '61

In an interview with The Harvard Crimson, Tower speaks candidly and humorously about life, composing, and the classical music world.