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Composer, Edith Borroff has been awarded the Pinnacle of Achievement Award 2005 for Music by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. The award is for her exceptional achievements in the arena of Composing. Borroffs career shows remarkable achievement first as a pianist and composer, and later as a music historian.

Her ouvre includes many pieces for solo and chamber ensembles, as well as choral works. Born (1925) and schooled in a time when it was not easy for American women composers to be taken seriously, Borroff apprenticed with Irwin Fischer, and received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Chicagos American Conservatory of Music, with an undergraduate minor in organ, and a graduate minor in voice. She earned the PhD in the History of Music at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She composed, performed worldwide, and taught music history at the State University of New York at Binghamton, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin. In addition to composition, Borroff was a leader in the revival of interest in renaissance collegia musica, and has authored many books on a wide variety of subjects including music history, other composers and numerology. Dr. Borroff now lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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