A woman composer, much less one with an international classical footprint, is a rare jewel in a world populated with Mozarts, Bachs, Rachmoninoffs, and John Williams, but despite barriers holding others out, Emma Lou Diemer carved her place.
This is the memoir of a woman who was raised to not be afraid, to dare tread in a man's field of dreams. It is the story of a young girl who was blessed with both talent and a musically educated family. And she used them to bring a unique beauty to the notes of her music that she has composed for almost 80 years.
Follow Emma Lou's family and career toward both composer and instructor through her words of reflection and images of time in this wonderful celebration of a life dedicated to the fusion of emotion and song in My Life as a Woman Composer.