Maja Trochimczyk

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction As an author of seven scholarly books and hundreds of articles and book chapters, I'm well established in the music history world, with two main specializations: Polish music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and 20th-century contemporary music. A former Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga and current member of Village Poets and the Westside Women Writers, I have published over 300 poems in various journals and anthologies. I also wrote five volumes of poems and edited three poetry anthologies. I'm the Acting President of California State Poetry Society, President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club, President of Moonrise Press, and Board Secretary and Communications Director of the Polish American Historical Association. I also belong to the American Musicological Society, and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences. The Moonrise Press published 17 books of poetry and music history. I received fellowships and awards from the Canadian & Polish governments, USC, PAHA, City/County of Los Angeles, and American Council of Learned Societies. In 2016, I received PAHA's Creative Arts Prize for two books of poems inspired by WWII experiences of Polish civilians and children.
Interests poetry, music history, philosophy, meditation, gardening