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Lynn Purse

Associate Professor, Music Technology; Area Coordinator, Composition; Co-Conductor, Electronic Ensemble
Mary Pappert School of Music

102 School of Music
Phone: 412.396.4733



M.M., Composition, Duquesne University, 1989
B.A., World Religions, Chatham University, 1974

Lynn Purse is an Associate Professor of Music Technology at Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music, where she teaches a variety of music technology courses and electronic composition. Ms. Purse is an active composer, performer and recording artist, and specializes in electronic keyboards, wind controller, and voice. Performing as a keyboardist with Mother Mallard, one of the world's first synthesizer ensembles, she has appeared in concerts in New York at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, London's Barbican Center and the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, and recorded on the Mother Mallard CD The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Parts 1-4 + 8.

Ms. Purse is also a composer and arranger for the Carden Keyboard Ensemble Series and for Ogilvy Music Publishing where she specializes in writing for electronic keyboard ensembles; her keyboard ensemble compositions are performed regularly in concert programs throughout the country. A member of the advisory board and member of the TI:ME Web Committee, she is actively involved in developing curriculum for technology in music and regularly gives presentations on music technology throughout the country.