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We’re thrilled to be performing the West Coast premiere of Edie Hill’s ‘Clay Jug’, at What Color Is the Dawn? on Nov. 17th! Stay tuned for a blog post coming soon to learn about what inspired our featured composers to create their pieces 🎶 Get your ticket now at bit.ly/CAIdawn 🔗

About Edie Hill:
Described as “flat out beautiful” and “full of mystery,” (Stereophile Magazine), Edie Hill’s music is performed all over the world. Venues have included Lincoln Center, Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, Holland, LA County Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Minneapolis’ Walker Arts Center, St. Paul’s Schubert Club, The Cape May Festival (NJ), The Downtown Arts Festival (NYC), Liviu Cultural Center (Romania), Feszek Müvészklub (Budapest), concert halls in Bangkok (Thailand), Dublin (Ireland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Moscow (Russia) Brazil, France,Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Baltic States and The United Arab Emirates.

She has been commissioned to compose for solo voice to choir, solo instrumental to orchestral and mass band, miniature to full evening drama; and loves the challenge of exploring all combinations including electroacoustic and mixed media.

Mentorship is integral to her life as a composer. She’s served as Composer in Residence at St. Paul’s Schubert Club from 2005-2017 where she ran and grew the Mentorship Program for gifted high school composers. Hill has also been Composer Mentor for MN Varsity, a program for composers 14-18 years of age co-sponsored by The American Composers Forum and Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She has lectured at colleges, universities and various institutions in the States and abroad.

A three-time McKnight Artist Fellow and a two-time Bush Artist Fellow, Hill has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, ASCAP, New Music USA, Meet The Composer and Chamber Music America. After earning a B.A. from Bennington College in Vermont under the tutelage of Vivian Fine, Hill moved from her native New York to Minneapolis where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Minnesota with principal composition teacher, Lloyd Ultan. She has also studied extensively with Libby Larsen.

Composing is a life-long love. Writing music is always an opportunity to research, learn, muse, reach down deep, and allow inspiration to come from the stuff of life. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she free-lances and runs Hummingbird Press through which all of her works are available for perusal and sale.

Learn more at ediehill.com 🎼

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Rehearsals for our 8th season opener, What Color Is the Dawn? start in just a few weeks! Join us for an exciting evening of world and West Coast premieres on Nov. 17th - tickets available at bit.ly/CAIdawn 🎶

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Kick off your Labor Day weekend with this gorgeous piece from our Spring Sky concert 🎶

Piece: To Touch the Sky (mvt I - Annunciation)
Composer 🎼 Kevin Puts,
Text ✏️ Marie Howe
Soloist 🗣 Renee Rulon Cortez

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Happy Monday! Have a musical start to your week with this beautiful arrangement of Unclouded Day, arr. Shawn Kirchner, from our concert All We Need 🎶

“O the land of cloudless days;
O the land of an unclouded sky,
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise:
O they tell me of an unclouded day.”

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Rehearsals for our 8th season opener, What Color Is the Dawn? kick off in just a few weeks! Join us for an exciting evening of world and West Coast premieres on Nov. 17th 🎶 https://t.co/JP2wFHIubE @HillEdie @JordanKuspa @ElaineHagenberg

Season 8 lineup just announced! Find out more at https://t.co/yjYXbuWv1s 🎶 #choir #occhoir #orangecounty

had such a wonderful time with @ChoralArtsOC, the faculty, and other composers at the PREMIERE| Project Festival! so grateful for a space where my voice and music was validated.

John William Griffith’s “First Light” features lush vocal writing accompanied by a meaty cello part. @choralartsoc #ppf2019 #choralmusic #newchoralmusic #composerlife https://t.co/tnHBf4nB5c

Great article from @VoiceofOC talking about our PREMIERE|Project Festival and highlighting our Artistic Director @ubicarnitas tracing back to his time at @CSUFMusic @CSUFullArts @csufalumni @csuf #ppf2019 #choralmusic


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