NEWS ABOUT OUR COMPOSING COMMUNITY

Call for Adventurous Musicians

Call for Musicians 2019 Music in the Trees Call for Adventurous Musicians Music in the Trees: ecologically based music event August 17-18, 2019 Belwin Conservancy is looking for four duets, trios (or other) with strong improvisational skills to perform from tree hunting stands (16’ high, individual seats attached to trees within Belwin’s four-acre, red pine […]

MRAC grant update

MRAC’s new deadlines and grant guidelines have been published to their website. Download the grant overview document here: FY20 Grant Calendar. There are major and minor changes to the grant programs for our next year; highlights include: Community Arts Program and the Arts Activities Support grant programs will be merged into a new Arts Project Support grant program. Attend one […]

New Heukeshoven Composition Focuses Reconciliation and Forgiveness

“Father Forgive”, a new composition by Saint Mary’s music professor, A. Eric Heukeshoven, will receive both international and national premieres in the coming weeks. The work for choir and flute is based on the “Coventry Litany of Reconcilation” – written by Canon Joseph Poole in 1958. The text was inspired by a relentless bombing raid […]

Composer Joel Puckett in residence at the University of Minnesota

Joel Puckett is one of the most performed composers in America. Hailed as “visionary” (Washington Post) and “an astonishingly original voice” (Philadelphia Inquirer), his music has been performed by the leading artists of our day and is consistently recognized by organizations such as the American Composers Forum, BMI, Chorus America, National Public Radio, and the […]

2019 Lanesboro Artist Residencies Announced

Congratulations to MN composer Eric Carranza for his selection as a Lanesboro Artist in Residence for 2019! Eric will create “Root River Vibrations” a series of musical vignettes inspired by and created with the people, landscape and energy of Lanesboro. Supported through 2020 by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program awards two to […]

2018-2019 POLYPHONOS Choral Composition Winners Announced

Congratulations to MN composer Scott Senko on being chosen as a winner of the Esoterics’ 2018-2019 POLYPHONOS choral composition competition! He’ll be creating a new piece to be premiered on their October 2019 concert in Seattle. Scott Senko, Young Composer (Minneapolis, MN) Scott Senko (b. 1992) is a composer and vocalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He […]

An Interview with Jenny Klukken

STUDIO Z BLOG A PROJECT OF ZEITGEIST NEW MUSIC JENNY KLUKKEN’S MARIMBA SONGS ​Jenny Klukken and special musical guests will present an evening of marimba-centered music inspired by classical, Latin, jazz, and American folk music on Friday, Dec. 7 at Studio Z. Jenny’s compositions and arrangements give a new voice to the modern marimba, an […]

crow with no mouth Update

Wisconsin writer Jesse Goin brings a lifetime of serious listening to an extraordinarily wide range of music, writing from a poetic sensibility that brings unique insights to the reader, uncovering hitherto unnoticed valuable aspects and relationships, allowing his readers a much deeper appreciation of the work at hand. Jesse’s crow with no mouth music podcast […]