Beginning with my 8/23/16 post on Barbara Harbach, I'm exploring the works of some women composers whose music is unfamiliar to me.
Joan Tower (born 1938) is an American composer, pianist, and conductor. She was the first woman to win the Grawemeyer Award (in 1990 for "Silver Ladders"). She also won the Delaware Symphony's Alfred I. DuPont Award for Distinguished American Composer, and three Grammy Awardss for the 2008 recording of her "Made in America". Her numerous compositions have been widely recorded.
Here is "Made in America": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeYqSNsLOlg
Here is her "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, #1" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa7yiLOp4DA
Here is her string quartet "Night Fields" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dCxn46li0c
And here is her Piano Concerto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXARCg11SWw