Nancy Bloomer Deussen
"for me, melody is foremost"
Nancy Bloomer Deussen attended Juilliard School of Music for two years and earned an BM and MM degree in Composition and Theory from the Manhattan School of Music. She held a second bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Music with a major in Music Education. She did extensive additional graduate work at USC School of Music, San Jose State University, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Long Beach State University. Her teachers of composition were: Vittorio Giannini, Ingolf Dahl, Lukas Foss and Wilson Coker.
She was the recipient of a number of grants from such foundations as: The Peninsula Community Foundation (several times), Silicon Valley Arts Council, The American Composer's Forum, The Contemporary Record Society and the Mu Phi Epsilon Memorial Foundation.
Ms. Bloomer Deussen was the founder of the San Francsico Bay area chapter of The National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) and served as theirVice-President. In addition to her work as a composer and as the local NACUSA vice- president, she was a private teacher of composition and performed regularly as a pianist featuring her own works as well as performing for shows featuring the enduring songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Lyricist Johnny Mercer and Music of the 60s.