American. Born November 8, 1945. Memphis, Tennessee. Composer, musicologist, pianist, and professor. Child prodigy. Distinguished and highly celebrated for over 100 musical compositions in a variety of genres. BA Queens College,1966; Artist Master Diploma, Long Island Institute of Music, 1966; MA Columbia, 1968; Professor of Composition at the University of Minnesota School of Music since 1992. Advocate of women in music as editor-in-chief of the books, The Musical Woman: An International Perspective in 3 volumes. Composition awards include “a Guggenheim Fellowship (1983-84); Maryland State Arts Council creative fellowship (1986-87); and commission grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1982) and American Composers Forum (1993).” Zaimont’s website includes a biography, a searchable discography, searchable listing of compositions, awards and prizes, a bibliography and links to online feature articles.