Nancy Bloomer Deussen
1931 - 2019
Nancy Bloomer Deussen (whose maiden name was Nancy Van Norman) was a prominent San Francisco Bay Area composer and co-founder of the Bay Area chapter of The National Association of Composers, USA. She was a dedicated champion of more accessible contemporary music, a viewpoint amply demonstrated in all of her works. A composer who is well-loved by audiences, Bloomer Deussen received numerous commissions from such performing ensembles and soloists as The Oakland Chamber Orchestra,The Walnut Street Chamber Ensemble (PA), The Baton Rouge and Augustana Concert Bands, The Santa Clara Chorale, De Anza College Chorale and Women's Chorus, The Women's Caucus in the Arts, Opus 90 Chamber Ensemble, The Gabrieli Brass, The Mission Chamber Orchestra, Sempervirens Environmental Club, Mu Phi Epsilon Ann and Lee E Mueller Chamber Music Commission, Jim and Pat Watt, the San Jose Choral Project, guitarist Thomas Amoriello, the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music, the United States TRADOC Army Band, Ron Levy, pianist, Quartetto Paradiso and others.
Her works encompass a wide spectrum of performers and include works for band, chorus, orchestra (full, string and chamber), many chamber music combinations, recorder consort, flute, clarinet and violin solo, piano solo, brass ensemble, sax quartet and solo voice and piano. Her works have been performed throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, China, Indonesia and Iran by such orchestras as The Marin Symphony Orchestra, The New England Philharmonic, The James Madison University Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, The Diablo Symphony, the Lowell Philharmonic (MA), The Iowa State University Orchestra, Kenyon College Orchestra (Ohio), The Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose, The Vermont Youth Symphony, The Sandusky Music Festival(Ohio), Kona Symphony Orchestra (Hawaii), the Providence College Orchestra (RI), The Baytown Symphony (Texas). The Los Angeles Doctor's Orchestra, the Florida West Coast Symphony, The Dayton Philharmonic, New Millenium Chamber Orchestra, the Twilight Orchestra of Indonesia and many others. She has also had numerous performances by chamber ensembles, bands, choruses and soloists.
Biography taken from composer’s website.