Cropped painting by Lydia Thompson, called "River of Hearts."

Cropped painting by Lydia Thompson, called "River of Hearts."

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photo by John Hayes
To contact Cynthia by email, write to cfolio@temple.edu
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BIOgraphy

            photo by Patrick Snook

          photo by Patrick Snook

Cynthia Folio (b. 1954) is a composer, music theorist, and flutist. As a young flute player and army brat, her main inspiration came from her studies at the Panama Conservatory in the 1960’s; there she studied with Eduardo Charpentier (first flutist in the Panama Symphony) and had rigorous studies in solfege. She received her Ph.D. in music theory and Performers Certificate in flute from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied composition with Joseph Schwantner and flute with Bonita Boyd; Robert D. Morris advised her dissertation on the music of Schwantner. From 1980 to 1990, she taught music theory and flute at Texas Christian University and played in the Fort Worth Symphony. She now serves as Professor and Chair of Music Studies in the Boyer College at Temple University, where she was honored with the Creative Achievement Award in 2012 and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1994.

 

Philadelphia Inquirer reviewers have described Folio’s compositions as “confident and musical in expressing ideas of great substance,” “intriguing and enjoyable,” and “imaginatively scored.” She received commissions from such organizations as Network for New Music, the Relâche Ensemble, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Astral Artistic Services, Ensemble Triolet, Pi Kappa Lambda, and the National Flute Association. She has held composer residencies at The American Academy in Rome, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

 

The author of many music theory articles and chapters, Folio focuses on the topics of contemporary music and jazz, including a chapter on Sequenza No. 1 by Berio in Berio’s Sequenzas (Ashgate Publishers); a chapter on polyrhythm in jazz in Concert Music, Rock and Jazz Since 1945 (University of Rochester Press); and an article on Schwantner’s music for Perspectives of New Music. Folio’s compositions are recorded on many CD’s, including a 2014 release, Inverno Azul, featuring nine of her compositions (BCM+D label); a 2007 release by the Relâche Ensemble, Press Play (Meyer Music LLC); and a 2006 release of Flute Loops: Chamber Music for Flute (Centaur Records), featuring eight of her compositions. She also recorded a jazz flute CD, Portfolio (Centaur Records), which includes four original compositions.

 

 

 

Recordings

  INVERNO AZUL: Chamber Music for flute    http://www.centaurrecords.com  (Click on "Flute") includes nine of my compositions, all of which incorporate the flute (BCM+D)

INVERNO AZUL:
Chamber Music for flute

http://www.centaurrecords.com
(Click on "Flute")
includes nine of my compositions, all of which incorporate the flute (BCM+D)

   FLUTE LOOPS: Chamber Music by Cynthia Folio   http://www.centaurrecords.com  (Click on "Flute") includes eight of my compositions cover design by Jude Rouslin Centaur Records (CRC 2777)

FLUTE LOOPS:
Chamber Music by Cynthia Folio

http://www.centaurrecords.com (Click on "Flute")
includes eight of my compositions
cover design by Jude Rouslin
Centaur Records (CRC 2777)

 PORTFOLIO jazz CD (Folio, flute; Steve Larson, piano; Ed Wise, bass; Harrell Bosarge, drums) includes four original compositions Centaur Records (available only as download)  Click here to download

PORTFOLIO
jazz CD (Folio, flute; Steve Larson, piano; Ed Wise, bass; Harrell Bosarge, drums)
includes four original compositions
Centaur Records (available only as download)
Click here to download

 PRESS PLAY by the Relache Ensemble  http://www.meyer-media.com/  includes my composition,  When the Spirit Catches You . .  . Meyer Media, LLC (MM06004)  Listen to (and watch) the multimedia version, performed at the American Epilepsy Society Conference:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed33frlomKc&list=FLF7NG3fLf4j8KXlejwHKm5w

PRESS PLAY by the Relache Ensemble
http://www.meyer-media.com/
includes my composition,
When the Spirit Catches You . . .
Meyer Media, LLC (MM06004)

Listen to (and watch) the multimedia version, performed at the American Epilepsy Society Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed33frlomKc&list=FLF7NG3fLf4j8KXlejwHKm5w

 STARTLING STORIES performed by The Sylvan Winds includes my wind quintet,  Seven Aphorisms  North/South Recordings (N/S R 1060)

STARTLING STORIES
performed by The Sylvan Winds
includes my wind quintet, Seven Aphorisms
North/South Recordings (N/S R 1060)

 COLORS: works for solo flute by American composers Kristen Stoner, flute includes my composition,  Arca Sacra  for flute solo

COLORS: works for solo flute by American composers
Kristen Stoner, flute
includes my composition,
Arca Sacra for flute solo

 POINTS OF ENTRY: THE LAURELS PROJECT Nina Assimakopoulos, flute includes my composition,  Arca Sacra  for flute solo Albany Records (CPS 8759)

POINTS OF ENTRY: THE LAURELS PROJECT
Nina Assimakopoulos, flute
includes my composition,
Arca Sacra for flute solo
Albany Records (CPS 8759)

  SOLO FRENCH AND AMERICAN FLUTE WORKS includes my composition,  Arca Sacra  for flute solo Centaur Records (CRC 2759)

SOLO FRENCH AND AMERICAN FLUTE WORKS
includes my composition,
Arca Sacra for flute solo
Centaur Records (CRC 2759)

 AMERICAN KALEIDOSCOPE includes my composition,  Developing Hues  for flute and bass clarinet Emeritus Records 20102

AMERICAN KALEIDOSCOPE
includes my composition,
Developing Hues for flute and bass clarinet
Emeritus Records 20102

 SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, INC. --"CONTRA-PUNCTUS" includes my composition,  Developing Hues  for flute and bass clarinet (Folio, flute; Larry Thompson, bass clarinet) Capstone Records (CPS 8615)

SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, INC. --"CONTRA-PUNCTUS"
includes my composition,
Developing Hues for flute and bass clarinet (Folio, flute; Larry Thompson, bass clarinet)
Capstone Records (CPS 8615)

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Select List of compositions

I.  Quotes from Reviews

Flute Loops (the CD)
"Flute Loops is a 77-minute excursion into Folio's creativity over a period of nearly 30 years. Each of the eight works on this CD has its own personality... If there is, however, a thread that connects these pieces together, it is Folio's craftsmanship, which skillfully interlaces tonal and linear textures into a whole that seems logical, and almost inevitable. Every work on this recording has an individuality that provides and intriguing view into the mind of this fine composer."
"This CD is extremely well presented–varied works and exceptional performances. For flutists looking for new, challenging, and creative music in widely diverse styles that are very personal and also accessible, this is a 'must' recording."
(Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Flutist Quarterly, 2006)

Z3 for 2 flutes and piano
"Folio's Z3 was an energetic and fascinating three-movement work..."
(Caitlin Flood, IAWM Jounal, 2010)

A Matter of Honor: A Portrait of Alexander Hamilton
"In effect, Folio created her own viable form—more theatrical than Aaron Copland's piece for recitation and orchestra, A Lincoln Portrait—with consistently inspired music, coming together in a psychological mosaic of late-in-life Hamilton."
(David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2005)

When the Spirit Catches You . . .
"[Cynthia Folio] produces consistently high-quality works."
"Folio writes music that is appropriately disturbing . . . with a haze of colorful, often-melodic meanderings . . ."
"The piece is imaginatively scored -- using steel drums in a non-Caribbean context, for instance—and ends with an eerie touch of a dozen music boxes winding down as the instrumentalists wander off stage."
(Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2004)

Through Window's Lattices
" . . . a variegated and engrossing work."
(Samuel L. Singer, Main Line Times, 1998)

Trio for flute, cello, and piano
" . . . confident and musical in expressing ideas of great substance . . . kept interest high with its atmospheric, driving and completely unpredictable nature."
(Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1994)

"Folio's Trio for flute, cello, and piano should become a standard work for that combination, alongside the Weber and Martinu trios. It is lyrical, yet has a wonderful rhythmic life of its own that reminds one at times of the energy of the Martinu trio."
(Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Flutist Quarterly, 2006)

Developing Hues
". . . a very striking piece, delightful for both player and listener."
(The Clarinet, 1995)

"Folio's three-movement piece for flute and bass clarinet was the most cheerful and, perhaps, the least self-conscious work on the program. . . . it developed a couple of simple structural devices into a delightful romp."
(Joan Reinthaler, Washington Post, 1990)

One for Four
". . . intriguing and enjoyable."
(Peggy Vagts, The Flutist Quarterly, 1990)

Sun Dagger
". . . an intense six-minute vision of heat and history."
(Wayne Lee Gay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1990)

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II. Large Ensembles

 

Pentaprism (for string orchestra), 2015

  • Commissioned and Premiered by James Freeman and Chamber Orchestra, FIRST EDITIONS (COFE)
  • Premiered by COFE February 21, 2016 at Swarthmore College and February 26, 2016 at Haverford College.
  • Portfolio Publications

Winds for Change (Concerto for two flutes, string orchestra, percussionist, and video, with live electronic manipulation of the flutes), 2014

  • Commissioned by the ZAWA! flute duo (Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber, flutes)
  • Premiered November 15, 2014 at Grinnell College, Iowa by ZAWA! and the Grinnell College Orchestra, directed by Eric McIntyre.
  • Video is by Jude Rouslin (supported by a Subito grant from the Philadelphia chapter of the American Composers Forum)
  • Computer programming of electronic sound manipulation is by Aleck Brinkman.
  • The piece can also be performed in a version for string quintet and percussion.
  • The topic of the piece is climate change.
  • Portfolio Publications

We The Poets (SSAA choir and small percussion instruments), 2012

  • Commissioned and premiered by the Anna Crusis Women's Choir
  • The poems were chosen from the We The Poets Project
  • "Harmony" was premiered June 2, 2012 and will be performed on the GALA convention in Denver; the others will be premiered soon
  • In four movements:
    I. She Sang Hope
    II. Harmony
    III. Recipe for Poetry
    IV. We are the Dancers
  • Portfolio Publications

Voyage: I Too Can Sing a Dream (three choirs, four percussionists and piano), 2009

  • Commissioned by The Mendelssohn Club, The Gay Men's Chorus, and the Anna Crusis Women's Choir
  • Event was part of the Equality Forum
  • Portfolio Publications

A Matter of Honor: A Portrait of Alexander Hamilton (full orchestra and narrator) 2007

  • Originally commissioned as a chamber music piece by Astral Artistic Services, with a grant from the Presser Foundation.
    The orchestrated version was supported by a summer research grant from Temple University.
  • In Four Movements (20+ min.):
    I. Publius
    II. An Odd Destiny
    III. Why, Soldiers, Why?
    IV. A Happy Immortality
  • Premiered by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, with William Stone as narrator and Luis Biava as conductor, Sept. 30, 2007 at Centennial Hall at Haverford College.
  • Portfolio Publications

Music Box (for SATB choir, doubling on music boxes, and piano), 2005

  • Poetry by Susan Albertine
  • Commissioned by Alan Harler for the Temple University Concert Choir
  • With funds from Laura H. Carnell Professorship
  • Premiered by the Temple University Concert Choir, directed by Alan Harler
  • Hildegard Publishing Company
  • Listen to Mendelssohn Club rehearsing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQntIqgNNMc

At the Edge of Great Quiet (for SSAA choir and piano), 1998

  • Commissioned by SAI Philanthropies, Inc. And Temple University's Delta Mu chapter of SAI
  • Winner in the 1999 New Music Delaware Contest
  • Texts from poetryALASKAwomen: Top of the World (edited by Suzanne Summerville):
    Mary Kancewick, "Roads"
    Leah Aronow-Brown, "There Were Suddenly Two Stones"
    Louise Gallop, "On a Day of White Trees" and "Out of Wind, Out of Sun"
  • Hildegard Publishing Co.
  • Recording coming soon on PARMA records!

Living Legacy (for band, organ, and optional heraldic trumpets), 1998

  • Commissioned and premiered by Girard College to celebrate its 150th anniversary
  • Portfolio Publications

Pentacle (full orchestra), 1996

  • Commissioned and premiered by Main Line Symphony Orchestra for its 50th Anniversary Season
  • Portfolio Publications

Touch the Angel's Hand (choir, soprano solo, string orchestra & timpani), 1994

  • Commissioned and premiered by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia conducted by Alan Harler
  • Text is a letter by Fra Giovanni (c. 1523) about hope in the face of hardship
  • Dedicated to my daughter, Lydia Thompson
  • Available also for choir, soprano solo, and piano or organ
  • Hildegard Pulishing Co.

Desert Winds (concert band), 1993

  • Commissioned by Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity
  • Premiered by Temple University Collegiate Band
  • Cimarron Music & Productions

Sun Dagger (chamber orchestra), 1989

  • Composed at Yaddo Artist Colony
  • Premiered by Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra
  • Portfolio Publications

Timepieces (wind ensemble), 1988

  • Premiered by Texas Christian University Wind Ensemble
  • Four movements, 9 minutes
  • First Prize in New Music Delaware Contest 1994
  • Recorded on CD (Mark Records, 2877-MCD) by the Depauw University Band, Craig Pare, director
  • Recorded on CD (BCM+D Records, ©2011) by the Temple University Wind Symphony, Art Chodoroff, director
  • Portfolio Publications
 Studying my score to  A Matter of Honor  with the statue of Alexander Hamilton in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The premiere was at the NCC by Astral Artistic Services.

Studying my score to A Matter of Honor with the statue of Alexander Hamilton in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The premiere was at the NCC by Astral Artistic Services.


 Cover for Z3 for 2 flutes and piano. Commissioned by ZAWA! (Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber, flutes)

Cover for Z3 for 2 flutes and piano. Commissioned by ZAWA! (Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber, flutes)

III. Chamber music

between the road and railroad track (for violin solo), 2017

  • Commissioned by Network for New Music
  • In coordination with the Marvin Puryear Exhibit at the Print Center in Philadelphis
  • Premiered by Hirono Oka Nov. 12 at the Print Center
  • Portfolio Publications

Café au Triolet (for flute, violin, and harpsichord), 2016

  • Commissioned by Beryl and Murray Zankel for Ensemble Triolet
  • Premiered August 13, 2016 at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, by Ensemble Triolet (Wendy Stern, flute; Shelby Yamin, violin; Joyce Lindorff, harpsichord).
  • Two movements: I. Caramel Macchiato and II. Café do Brazil
  • Portfolio Publications
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FDkzEsyhtI

Mad Dog Raga (an improisatory composition for chamber jazz ensemble), 2015

  • Premiered October 2, 2015 at Theater Horizon, directed by Elijah Thomas.
  • Program was called "East Meets West"
  • Performers were Elijah J. Thomas, flute & alto sax; Cynthia Folio, flutes; Elliott Levin, flute & tenor sax; Kristal Pacific, soprano; James Collins, piano; Max Kraus, double bass; and Ben Singer, drums.
  • Portfolio Publications

Playing in the Pocket (a pocket concerto for flute, with clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion), 2015

  • Premiered April 27, 2015 by the Temple University New Music Ensemble, directed by Jan Krzywicki and featuring Christopher Schelb, flute.
  • Portfolio Publications

Fiddle Fest (for Scottish fiddle and string quartet), 2014

  • Commissioned and premiered August 16, 2014) by Hanneke Cassel (fiddler) and the resident quartet at the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival; David Yang, artistic director.
  • Link to premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCt49ixGi7E
  • Portfolio Publications

Quintlexia (for 5 flutes: piccolo, 2 C flutes, alto, bass), 2013

  • Commissioned and premiered (November 23, 2013) by members of the Oklahoma Flute Society, at the Oklahoma Flute Fair in Norman, OK.
  • Portfolio Publications

Philadelphia Portraits: A Spiritual Journey (piccolo and piano), 2011

  • Commissioned and premiered (August 13, 2011) by Lois Herbine, flute and Matthew Bengtson, piano, at the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC.
  • Movements: I. Vincent Persichetti II. John Coltrane III. Marian Anderson IV. Benjamin Franklin V. Betsy Ross
  • Supported, in part, by the American Composer's Forum (ACF) Composer's Assistance Program (CAP) grant; a Subito Grant from the Philadelphia Chapter
    of the American Composer's Forum (ACF), and a Dean's Grant from Temple University
  • Finalist in the National Flute Association's Newly-Published Music Competition, 2012
  • Portfolio Publications
  • Listen to Lois Herbine perform Marian Anderson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qFd4bE9zic

Sonata for flute and piano, 2011

  • Commissioned and premiered (March 12, 2011) by Julie Hobbs, flute and Michael Keller, piano
  • Supported by a faculty research grant from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Winner in the National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition 2012
  • Portfolio Publications
  • Listen to Folio & Yiming Zhang perform the Sonata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwPoLxuZOTE

"Iconic Inversions" (flute, clarinet, cello, and piano), 2010

  • Commissioned and premiered by Network for New Music
  • One of 25 variations on the Diabelli Theme (by 25 different composers)
  • Entire set of variations is available from Theodore Presser Music

Elegy (2 flutes and piano; also arranged for flute choir), 2010

Z3: I. Zephyr; II. Zenith; III. Zawa! (two flutes and piano), 2008
Cover design (pictured at the right) by Jude Rouslin

  • Commissioned by the PA Music Teachers Association
  • Dedicated to ZAWA! (Claudia Anderson & Jill Felber)
  • Premiered November 9, 2008, at Temple University by ZAWA! and Charles Abramovic on piano
  • Portfolio Publications

A Matter of Honor: A Portrait of Alexander Hamilton (narrator, alto sax, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, piano, percussion), 2005

  • Commissioned by Astral Artistic Services, with a grant from the Presser Foundation
  • In Four Movements (20 min.):
    I. Publius
    II. An Odd Destiny
    III. Why, Soldiers, Why?
    IV. A Happy Immortality
  • Premiered by Astral musicians Feb. 18th, 2005 at the National Consitution Center
  • Portfolio Publications

Music Theory Publications

 

“Dexter Gordon’s Ultimate ‘Body and Soul’,” co-authored with Aleck Brinkman, Five perspecives on "Body and Soul": Proceedings of the International conference on music performance and analysis, ed. by Claudia Emmenegger and Olivier Senn (2011). Download a pdf

"Joseph Schwantner's Looking Back: An Analysis in Relation to his Other Flute Works and his Chicago Experience" Flutist Quarterly 36/3(spring 2011): 32–37. Download a pdf

"Blackboard and Wikis and Blogs, Oh My: Collaborative Learning Tools for Enriching Music History and Music Theory Courses," with primary author Steven Kreinberg, College Music Symposium, vol. 49–50 (2010): 164–175. Download a pdf

“Looking Back: Joseph Schwantner’s Chicago Connection and a Look at His Recent Flute Works,” Pipeline, Vol. XIII, Issue 1 (Fall 2009): 6–10. Download a pdf

"Report on the 2008 Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory: Jazz Meets Pop" (co-authored with Henry Martin, Steve Larson, Lori Burns, John Covach, and Walter Everett), Music Theory Online 14/3: mto article

"Rhythm and Timing in the Two Versions of Sequenza I for Flute Solo: Psychological and Musical Differences in Performance" (co-authored with Aleck Brinkman) as a chapter in a book, Berio's Sequenzas, ed. by Janet Halfyard, with a forward by David Osmand Smith (Ashgate Academic Publishers, 2008). http://theory.music.temple.edu/~cindy/Courses/Theory.I/Berio.proof.pdf
Link to book information: http://www.sequenza.me.uk/html/berio_s_sequenzas.html

"Billie Holiday's Art of Paraphrase: A Study in Consistency," co-authored with Robert W. Weisberg, Temple University Dept. of Psychology, chapter in book, New Musicology (part of a series called Interdisciplinary Studies in Musicology ). Poznan Poland: Poznan Press, 2006. http://theory.music.temple.edu/~cindy/Courses/Theory.I/holiday.article.pdf

"Toward a Cognitive Analysis of Musical Creativity in Jazz Improvisation," co-authored with Robert W. Weisberg, Aleck Brinkman, Temple University Dept. of Music Theory, and graduate students in the Dept. of Psychology; published in Italian in Rivista di analisi e Teoria Musicale , X/2: 35–57, 2004. http://theory.music.temple.edu/~cindy/Courses/Theory.I/Parker.article.pdf (Italian); http://theory.music.temple.edu/~cindy/Courses/Theory.I/ParkerFeb7.doc (English).

"The Great Symphonic Theme: Multiple Takes on Stella's Theme," in Annual Review of Jazz Studies (vol. 9, 1998); ed. by Henry Martin, with a response by Allen Forte.

"An Analysis of Polyrhythm in Selected Improvised Jazz Solos," chapter in Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz Since 1945: Essays and Analytical Studies, ed. by Elizabeth West Marvin and Richard Hermann. University of Rochester Press, 1995.

Review of The Music of George Gershwin by Steven Gilbert, Journal of Music Theory 41/2 (Fall 1997): 319–29.

Reviews for the IAWM Journal: Report: "Women and Music on the World-Wide Web" (2/2, June 1996); reviews of two CD's of music by Shulamit Ran (Spring 1997); reviews of Ann LaBerge CD and of a concert by Orchestra 2001 (Fall 1997).

"Writing for the Flute," Penn Sounds 8/1 (Fall 1996): 4–13.

Review of two books by George Perle: The Right Notes and Style and Idea in the Lyric Suite of Alban Berg, for Penn Sounds 8/2 (Winter, 1996).

"Luciano Berio's revision of Sequenza for Flute: A New Look and New Sound?" The Flutist Quarterly, vol. 21/2 (Winter 1995/6): 43–50.

"Analysis and Performance: A Study in Contrasts," Integral 7 (1993): 1–37.

Review of Ear Training for Twentieth Century Music by Michael Friedmann, Journal of Music Theory 36/2 (Fall 1992).

"Analysis and Performance of the Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach: A Sample Lesson Plan," Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy 5/2 (Fall 1991): 133–60.

Review of Musical Structure and Performance by Wallace Berry (with primary author, Steve Larson), Journal of Music Theory 35 (1991): 298–309.

"A Performance Analysis of Berio's Sequenza for Flute," The Flutist Quarterly, vol. 15/4 (Fall 1990): 18–21.

"A Lesson on Jazz Flute: Eddie Daniels' Solo on 'Emily'," The Flutist Quarterly, vol. 15/1 (Winter 1989): 36–39.

"Unity and Pluralism in Selected Works by Joseph Schwantner," Ex tempore, vol. V/1 (Spring 1989): 77–86.

"The Synthesis of Traditional and Contemporary Practices in Joseph Schwantner's Sparrows," Perspectives of New Music 24/1 (Fall/Winter 1985): 184–96.


 

Family Pictures

 Our first competition as orange belts in Tang Soo Do--with Master Causerano (2013). Left to right: Cynthia, Lydia, Master Mark, Aleck.

Our first competition as orange belts in Tang Soo Do--with Master Causerano (2013). Left to right: Cynthia, Lydia, Master Mark, Aleck.

 Both of us won medals at the Region 8 competition in the Poconos (2017): Lydia in the special needs category and me in red & blue belt women 35 and above.

Both of us won medals at the Region 8 competition in the Poconos (2017): Lydia in the special needs category and me in red & blue belt women 35 and above.

 Lydia and her long-time boyfriend, Jason on their way to the senior prom (2002).

Lydia and her long-time boyfriend, Jason on their way to the senior prom (2002).

 Lydia Thompson: Painting. RIVER OF HEARTS, which appeared on the Epilepsy & Behavior Journal in 2017. Her painting was used as a background for several pages of my website.

Lydia Thompson: Painting. RIVER OF HEARTS, which appeared on the Epilepsy & Behavior Journal in 2017. Her painting was used as a background for several pages of my website.

 My brother, Les Folio, is a D.O., a retired Colenal (after a distinguished career in the Air Force), radiologist and flight surgeon. He now works at NIH. He and his wife, Jutta Frankfurter, live in Bethesda, MD, along with their adorable and talented son, Lucas Skye Folio.

My brother, Les Folio, is a D.O., a retired Colenal (after a distinguished career in the Air Force), radiologist and flight surgeon. He now works at NIH. He and his wife, Jutta Frankfurter, live in Bethesda, MD, along with their adorable and talented son, Lucas Skye Folio.

 My father, Joseph Folio, passed away in February, 2003, and is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. He had a distinguished career in the army. My mother passed away in October, 2004 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. The photo above (taken by Aleck Brinkman) shows Lydia and Les following the caisson at my father's funeral.

My father, Joseph Folio, passed away in February, 2003, and is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery. He had a distinguished career in the army. My mother passed away in October, 2004 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. The photo above (taken by Aleck Brinkman) shows Lydia and Les following the caisson at my father's funeral.