Visiting Artist: Dan Forrest
Described as “a composer of substance” (Columbus Dispatch), with “superb choral writing…full of spine-tingling moments” (Salt Lake Tribune), Dan Forrest is a pianist-turned-composer whose music has already established a lasting presence in the US and abroad.
His choral works have received numerous awards and distinctions, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award, the ACDA Raymond Brock Award, Meet The Composer grants, the Raabe Prize, the Donald Sutherland Endowment award, numerous ASCAP Standard Awards, and many others. His A Basque Lullaby for wind band was included in the recently-released Volume 8 of the well-known Teaching Music Through Performance In Band series. His music has been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, and has been performed in leading venues across the country and around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.
Recent and upcoming performances of Dan’s music include the premiere of his new major work Requiem For The Living; the premiere of Entreat Me Not To Leave You at the 2012 World Choral Symposium in Argentina; a new setting of the Navy Hymn commissioned for a President’s Day memorial concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and a piece commissioned by the Tenjo Hanabi choir (Osaka, Japan) in memorial of the 2011 tsunami.
This session will include a conversation with Dan Forrest and a music reading session.
Free and open to the public
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