Lynn Purse


Lynn Emberg Purse is Assistant Professor in Music Technology at Duquesne University, a program that she helped to create and implement. She teaches sound design, electronic performance techniques, composition, and multimedia/web design. Ms. Purse is an active performer and recording artist, and specializes in electronic keyboards, wind controller, and voice. She is artistic director of “Una Via”, an electronic performance ensemble that features her compositions and arrangements. She has performed and recorded as a keyboardist and vocalist with David Borden’s New Mother Mallard, one of the world's first synthesizer ensembles, and has appeared in concerts in New York at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, London's Barbican Center and the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen. As a composer, Ms. Purse specializes in writing for electronic instruments and electronic keyboard ensembles. Her music is published through Ogilvey Music and the Carden Keyboard Method Series; her keyboard ensemble compositions are performed regularly in concert programs throughout the country. Ms. Purse is a member of the TI:ME Board of Directors and Chairs the TI:ME Web Committee; she has co-authored the TI:ME Level Two Curriculum for “Electronic Instruments” and “Preparing Digital Media”.