This past Sunday (September 28) would have been Vivian Fine’s 101st birthday. Born in Chicago in 1913, Fine was a piano prodigy who went on to study with Ruth Crawford Seeger and achieve acclaim for her compositions at a young age. She composed continuously for her 70 year career. Fine’s works explored various instrumentations and genres, spanning from chamber music to orchestral and choral works. Learn more about Fine’s life and music on the official Vivian Fine website, and read two different interviews with Fine.