Sylvia E. Hazlerig (*1934)
Sylvia Hazlerig began composing at the age of thirteen. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Theory from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Arts in Music from Central Missouri State University. After a long career teaching music at Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas, she retired in 1997 to the mountains of Colorado, and then moved to Bellevue, Washington in 2010. She remains active as a performing musician and composer. She has composed around 70 works, mostly chamber music for strings, recorders, winds and brasses, as well as piano and harpsichord solos and a few songs and choral works. Her Trio for recorders was published by BMI, Canada in 1964. She composed the scores for a staged musical production, The Haunted House, at Texas Tech University in 1967, and a children’s musical, Prince Corky, in Laredo in 1992. In 2007, she issued a limited edition 13-CD set of all her recorded compositions. Her catalog of works which are available on IMSLP continues to grow, thanks to the work of editor Michel Rondeau.
Sources: Daniel Harmer; Sylvia E. Hazlerig