Gloria Wilson Swisher a composer born in Seattle in 1935. Dedicated to music Gloria graduated summa cum laude from the University of Washington, earned a Master of Music in composition from Mills College, and finally completing a Ph.D. in 1960 from the Eastman School of Music. Ms. Swisher actively participates in the music world as a member of the International Association of Women in Music, the Darius Milhaud Society and awarded the Sigma Alpha Iota for her composition Salutations. Gloria continues to serve as Professor Emerita of Music at Shoreline Community College and inspired students at Washington State University and Pacific Lutheran University. A founding member of the non-profit Ars Nova Press, Inc. which, promotes and reprints the work of various historic composers. Ms. Swisher reminds us that music can live through the centuries to inspire future works of art.