Notes & Reviews:
Joyce-Walter has received awards by College Music Society, ASCAP, IAWM, Vanguard Voices, New York Women Composers, and several more - She has received commissions from ensembles and soloists including Manhattan Choral Ensemble, Basso Moderno Duo, St. Louis Symphony's "New Music Circle," Nancy Ellen Ogle, and Nina Assimakopoulos - IMMORTAL DIAMOND features the St. Petersburg State Symphony, conducted by Vladimir Lande - Internationally-renowned conductor JoAnn Falletta hails Joyce-Walter's work Cantata for the Children of Terezin, "It is almost unbearably moving and it is hard to describe the impact of the piece" - Joyce-Walter's album CANTATA FOR THE CHILDREN OF TEREZIN (2012) is available through Ravello Records
American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Mary Ann Joyce-Walter's Immortal Diamond is serious as a rockslide. Like the devastating rockslide, it begins with a rumble in the distance and quickly shakes the earth around you. The tonal language is chromatic, with passing moments of close harmonies. The 30-minute piece would be phenomenal in a horror film.