Elaine Fine began musical life as a violinist, but received a Bachelor of Music Degree in
flute performance from The Juilliard School of Music, where she was a student of Julius
Baker. She also studied recorder in Vienna, baroque flute in Boston, and composition at
Eastern Illinois University. She has been on the reviewing staff of the American Record
Guide since 1993, is the program annotator for the New Philharmonic of DuPage County, and
teaches at Lake Land College, in Mattoon, Illinois. She remains active as a performing
musician, playing violin, viola, viola d'amore, and recorders.
In addition to the contrabassoon music published by Jeanné, she has over 70 pieces of
chamber music written for just about every instrument published by the Seesaw Music in
New York (now owned by Subito Music in New Jersey). She has worked extensively with
Amoris International in Switzerland and as an editor and arranger for the International
Music Company in New York. Elaine has also written three operas, orchestral music,
several songs and song cycles, and a great deal of chamber music, some of which has been
recorded on Capstone Records (as part of the 2003 60x60 project) and Crystal Records (on
Susan Nigro's 2008 recording "Original tunes for the Big Bassoon").
Elaine has written numerous articles for The Instrumentalist, Strings Magazine, The
Journal of the American String Teachers' Association, The Maude Powell Signature, and has
several articles in Classical Music: The Third Ear--The Essential Listening Companion
published in 2002 for Backbeat Books.
Additional information can be obtained at the composer's web site: Elaine Fine