Marcia Stockton (ASCAP) has been writing serious music since 1995. In 2013 she started offering her compositions to the public and began composing new works, quickly securing publication contracts and premiere performances. Marcia is one of the professional musicians who volunteers with the Carson Valley Sinfonia, a unique community orchestra in rural Nevada that gives string students the opportunity to gain experience playing in an ensemble. The Sinfonia has premiered many new pieces and has sent many of its graduates on to careers in music. Marcia also teaches cello. Marcia majored in music theory at Swarthmore College (1975) and studied with eminent cellists of the Philadelphia Orchestra. For nearly two decades she was a senior technical staff member and Master Inventor at IBM. She and her husband Greg then retreated to a decade of seclusion on a backcountry cattle ranch in the southern Sierra Nevada wilderness. With two cats and two horses, they now live in Genoa, Nevada, at the foot of the high Sierras near Lake Tahoe. For more information visit her website: Joyful Music Creations, marciastockton.com.