Callaway began her musical training in Baltimore under Grace Newsom Cushman and continued at Smith College with Alvin Etler. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, studying with George Crumb, Jack Beeson, and George Edwards. Her compositions have been broadcast on both coasts of the U.S., and she is the subject of a documentary produced by Swedish Radio. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Guild of Organists, and has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Leighton Artist Colony in Banff.Most recently Callaway's chamber opera, Vladimir in Butterfly Country for soprano, bass, flute, bassoon, piano, and percussion, inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's adventures as a lepidopterist and with a libretto by poet Jaime Robles, was premiered in Berkeley, CA; its first staged production took place in November 2012 at Old First Church in San Francisco.Bio courtesy of her website.
Ann Marie Callaway