I am honored and grateful to be one of four composers chosen for the 2017 McKnight Composer Fellowship in conjunction with the American Composers Forum. This award includes $25,000 in unrestricted funds for each recipient, and acknowleges excellence in the field of music composition.
Each Of Us was expertly premiered by the 100+ voices of the MN-ACDA 9/10 grade mixed honor choir on February 16, 2017 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson from Wartburg College. With a vibrant text by Walt Whitman, Each Of Us speaks to our shared humanity and rights, the responsibility we have to the earth and its blessings, and our limitless human possibility.
What an awesome National ACDA Convention in Minneapolis! I had the pleasure to meet many new conductors and singers, as well as reconnect with old friends. The reading session of the music of Catherine Dalton and Linda Kachelmeier even ran out of packets! Thank you for taking the time to visit.