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Laura Clayton

Born: Dec 8, 1943

Birthplace: Lexington

Nationality: United States

Laura Clayton

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1943
Birth Place : Lexington

Laura Clayton is an American pianist and composer. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and at Columbia University, New York, with Mario Davidovsky. She began studying composition with Darius Milhaud at the Aspen Music School and graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the New England Conservatory in Boston. She lived for a while in Brazil and then continued her studies at the University of Michigan, graduating with a Doctorate of Musical Arts. After completing her education, she worked as a composer. In 1980, her work was chosen to represent the United States at the International Rostrum of Composers.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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