Maryanne Amacher, of Marius Street, Kingston died Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Northern Dutchess Hospital. She was 71.
She was born in Kane, PA on February 25, 1938, a daughter of the late Adolph L. and Melda Tingley Amacher.
Her early educational background included piano study at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music; musical studies in Salzburg Austria, and Dartington Devon, England as an Institute for International Education Fellow; and composition studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Undergraduate and graduate studies in music and computer science at the University of Pennsylvania - awarded the Hugh Clark Fine Arts Prize, and the Laisse Fine Arts Award; and the University of Illinois, Urbana studies in acoustics, first electro-acoustic works created.
She was appointed a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1997 for sound installation works. Awarded the PRIXARS Electronica Golden Nica, the 1stprize in Digital Music 2005; and the PrixArs Electronica Distinction in 1997 from the Ars Electronica International Competition for Cyber Arts, Linz Austria. Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972-76;) a Bunting Institute Fellow at Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1978-79;) a resident artist at the Capp Street Project in San Francisco (10/85-12/85;) a guest artist at the Deutscher Akademischer Austaauschdienst (DAAD) in Berlin, the recipient of a one year fellowship (Jan86-Apr87;) and a resident Fellow (Sept-Oct 2006). Visiting Artist at the Banff Center for the Arts, Banff Alberta (Sept91-Jan92). Appointed the first Rosekrans Artist-in-Residence-in Music at Mills College in 1993. In 2000, joined the faculty, MFA Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College.
She is survived by many dear friends.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 at 1:30 PM in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, NY.
Arrangements are by Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston.
Directions to Montrepose Cemetery Montrepose Avenue, Kingston, NY
I-87 N/New York State Thruway to exit 19 Take the 3rd exit onto Col George Chandler Dr/I-587 E Stay in right lane At traffic light continue straight (RT-32 S/Broadway) Continue on Broadway for .8 mi Turn right at West Chester Street (traffic light, Burger King at corner) Go up West Chester St. to the end (see entrance of Montrepose)