Maryanne N. Rumancik
(1960 - ) began studying piano at the age of six in rural Manitoba
and studied in Winnipeg as an
adult. She is a member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association
(Piano Pedagogy) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from the
University of Winnipeg. She currently studies composition with Dr. David R.
Scott of Winnipeg.
Ms. Rumancik lives in Lorette,
Manitoba, Canada where she has had an active piano teaching studio since 1989.
In addition, she has been active as a pianist, accompanist, choral musician,
music publisher and music reviewer. In September 2003, she was accepted as a
provincial adjudicator for the Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals specializing
in piano adjudication.
Ms. Rumancik has written music
for piano, as well as choral, vocal and chamber music. Since September 2003
she has written several brass and wind pieces for band students. Her music has
been performed internationally and her several of her pedagogical piano music
pieces have been selected for the Associated Manitoba Arts Festival Syllabus.
Although her compositional style has many influences, she is particularly fond
of Twentieth-century compositional techniques. Ms. Rumancik strives to make
these techniques accessible to the performer and the listener. Many of her
piano solos were inspired by the adventures of her three children and the
experiences of her piano students.
Ms. Rumancik is a member of the
International Association of Women Composers, Association of Canadian Women
Composers, the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers and SOCAN/ASCAP.