Anne Neikirk is a composer and music educator. She divides her compositional pursuits between acoustic and electroacoustic composition, and is generally drawn to creative processes that involve interdisciplinary work and collaboration. Her performance background in vocal music instilled a particular interest in text setting and the relationship between music and the written word. Some of the accolades her projects have received include a Presser Music Award, an American Composers Forum Subito Grant, and inclusion on the SCI CD Series. Her work has also been selected for presentation at many regional and national conferences including the Society of Composers, the College Music Society, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Electronic Music Midwest, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the American Harp Society National Conference, among others.
Neikirk received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from Temple University in Philadelphia, preceded by a Master of Music degree in Composition from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Hamilton College in New York State. Before attending graduate school, she lived and worked in Argentina for a year, teaching English as a Foreign Language. Dr. Neikirk has previously taught theory and composition at Temple University and at the University of Delaware. In 2016 she joined the music faculty at Norfolk State University in Virginia, where she currently oversees the Theory area and serves as Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor of Music Theory/Composition. She is also the Editor of the Journal of Music Scores for the Society of Composers, Inc., and lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and two children.
(last updated January 2022)