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composer Thomas Read

Thomas L. Read

Thomas L. Read, composer and violinist, was born in 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He studied violin, composition and conducting at the Oberlin, New England, Mozarteum and Peabody Conservatories with such noted musicians as Andor Toth Sr., Richard Burgin, Bernhard Paumgartner, Leon Fleisher, and Benjamin Lees. As a violinist he has been a member of the […]

composer David Gunn

David Ross Gunn

David Gunn has written for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, adventurous vocal groups, theremin, and Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium Theatre Company, though his professional flute-playing spousal unit has recently helped channel his flutecentric oeuvre. Turns out, this has been a good moeuvre. I mean move. His first tune for flute choir won the inaugural National Flute Association’s […]

Jorge Martin, Composer

Jorge Martín

Jorge Martín was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1959; his family settled in the U.S. in 1965. At age 4 he began piano lessons; he attended Yale College and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in music composition from Columbia University. He writes in all major genres: opera, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and solo works. Concert Artists […]

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz

As part of the post-Fluxus generation of independent artists, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz composes, writes about and advocates for nonpop. He has created more than a thousand works for orchestras, sound sculptures, soloists, chamber groups, electronics, theater, opera, installations, dancers, interactive media and performance events, as well as writing about music and multimedia arts. He devised the […]

Erik Nielsen, composer

Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen’s compositional catalog includes works for chorus, orchestra, wind ensemble, solo instruments, chamber music of many configurations, works for dance, film and electronic music. His works have been performed in Canada, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia as well as many locations in the United States and have been performed by ensembles including the […]

Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Paul Hindemith was Germany’s rising star in the classical music world when Hitler came to power in 1933. Internationaly sought after for his composing and teaching, Hindemith, was disapproved of by the Nazis because his wife, Gertrude, was half Jewish. The string quartet he was playing in was disbanded (two members were Jewish), the premiere […]

Poet Kerrin McCadden

Kerrin McCadden | Poet

KERRIN MCCADDEN is the author of Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, inaugural winner of the 2015 Vermont Book Award, as well as the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize, chosen by David St John. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation […]

composer beth weimann

Beth Wiemann

Beth Wiemann was raised in Burlington, VT, studied composition and clarinet at Oberlin College and received her PhD in composition from Princeton University. Her works have been performed in New York, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC, the Dartington Festival (UK), the “Spring in Havana 2000 Festival (Cuba), and elsewhere by the ensembles Continuum, Parnassus, […]

Dorothy Robson, composer

Dorothy Robson

Originally from the Washington, DC area, Dorothy Robson has lived in Hancock, Vermont since 1971. Initially teaching K-12 public school music, she later branched out into private piano teaching, leading adult singing groups, and immersing herself in community theater. Dorothy and her husband, Dick, were founding directors of the Rochester-based White River Valley Players. Since […]

Belinda Reynolds, composer

Belinda Reynolds

Raised in a Texan Air Force family, Belinda Reynolds now considers herself an ‘adopted native’ of California. Her music has been performed by a number of organizations throughout the Americas and Europe and has been featured in such festivals and venues as Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series, and Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. […]

Ellen Lindquist, composer

Ellen Lindquist

The music of American composer Ellen Lindquist is performed regularly throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, and has been heard around the globe. Discovery of unique soundworlds through collaboration is central to her work; several of her projects involve dance, theater, poetry and performance art. Commissions range from solo and chamber pieces to choral […]

James Kochalka | Cartoonist

JAMES KOCHALKA is a cartoonist and songwriter from Burlington, VT. His comics have won four Ignatz Awards, the Harvey Award, and the Eisner Award. Notable works include the Johnny Boo book series for children and his daily diary comic strip American Elf. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.

Joseph Hallman

JOSEPH HALLMAN is a young composer based in Philadelphia who has worked with some of today’s most talented musicians and artists. Known for his generosity of collaboration and joy for composing, he is quickly becoming a noted name on concert programs both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching a studio of young composers, he has been invited to conduct master classes and […]

Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate

Sydney Lea | Poet

SYDNEY LEA is Poet Laureate of Vermont. His most recent collection of poems is Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems, from publishers Wipf and Stock. His 2011 collection is Young of the Year (Four Way Books). The University of Michigan Press recently issued A Hundred Himalayas, a sampling from his critical work over […]

Allen Shawn

ALLEN SHAWN (born 1948) grew up in New York City in a literary environment. His mother was a former journalist, and his father, William Shawn, was the editor of the New Yorker Magazine for thirty-five years. His older brother, Wallace Shawn, who eventually became a playwright and actor, was already writing puppet show texts for […]