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 John Muehleisen

Northwest composer John Muehleisen(b. 1955) specializes in composing works for choir and solo voice. Since 1996, he has served as composer-in-residence for Seattle-based Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble directed by Loren Pontén, during which time Opus 7 has commissioned twelve works from him. Two of these works, The Great ‘O’ Antiphons and De Profundis appear on Opus 7 CDs on the Loft Recordings label.

In Spring of 2003 John was appointed composer-in-residence for the Dale Warland Singers for their final season (2003-2004). His works have been performed by numerous ensembles in the US, Canada, and in Europe, including the Dale Warland Singers, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Seattle Girls Choir, Seattle Pro Musica, The Esoterics, Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, Musa Horti, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, Washington Kantorei (D.C.), Quake, and the Louisville Orchestra.

John was the 1988 recipient of the Louisville Orchestra’s Orchestral Composition Competition Award and has received commissions, awards, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, ASCAP, the American Music Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts. John was a finalist in the 2000 Dale Warland Singers New Choral Music Program and in August of 2002 his epitaph for SATB choir and trumpet, entitled Snow (The King’s Trumpeter), was featured by the Dale Warland Singers on the gala closing concert of the Sixth World Choral Symposium in Minneapolis.

Recent commissions include This Night and Prairie Waters by Night for the Dale Warland Singers; Veni, Sancte Spiritus for Seattle Pro Musica; River Moons for the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, MN; Spring Night for Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble; and Perplexed Music and The Soul’s Expression for The Esoterics.

He holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Washington, where he studied with William Bergsma, William O. Smith, and Diane Thome. During doctoral studies at Indiana University, he studied with John Eaton, Donald Erb, Eugene O’Brien, and Harvey Sollberger.

John Muehleisen has 1 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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River Moons SSAATTBB SBMP 676 Audio Audio