Tatjana Grečić

Dutoit (Belgrade, 27 th January, 1965), studied pianoforte from the age of four, singing at the age of nine, and composition when ten years old. Her first work, Arabian Nights, was performed, with choreography, while she was still in elementary school and she won the Belgrade October Prize at the age of eighteen. She completed her studies in composition with Srđan Hofman at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and in 1988 won the Carnegie-Mellon University scholarship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she obtained a Masters degree in 1992, and a Ph.D in 2001. She studied composition with Leonardo Balada, Eric Moe, Matthew Rosenblum, Ann Le Baron, David Keberle and Paul Chihara. Since 1991 she has been exploring the sounds of pop-rock, new age, and jazz fusion and works as a vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter, performing with bands in Pittsburgh including The Zee Steel Band, Seventh House, Sweet Madness (her own original band) and Side Effect Green. Her music has been influenced by many styles ranging from classical to progressive rock and could be described as a blend of progressive, pop, rock, new-age, jazz and impressionism. Among her works: Weaving a Nightmare, for chamber orchestra, performed in the Fulton Theatre, and Interstice, for symphony orchestra, performed by the Carnegie-Mellon University Orchestra in the Carnegie Hall in New York and several albums: A Place Under the Sun (2005), East Wind (2005), Interstice, Fire of Vision - Train of Life, The Bird & The Bee. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the New Mexico Highlands University.