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 Abbie Betinis

The music of Abbie Betinis (b. 1980) has been heard in some of the finest concert halls in the United States, and is enjoying growing acclaim abroad. †Praised for its melodic line and unfolding dramatic impulse, her music also delights audiences with rhythmic vigor and playfulness. A language enthusiast and something of a musical anthropologist, Betinis often delves into ancient and modern texts in hopes of inspiring greater cultural literacy and exchange.

Betinis has been commissioned by more than 40 music organizations including the American Suzuki Foundation, Cantus, Dale Warland Singers, and The Schubert Club. She holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the University of Minnesota, and has done post-graduate work at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France, where she studied harmony and counterpoint in the tradition of Nadia Boulanger. A 2009 McKnight Artist Fellow, she has also received grants and awards from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota Music Educators Association, and NPR Music, among others. †
Betinis has been Composer-in-Residence for The Schubert Club in Saint Paul, Minnesota since 2005, and has also held residencies with The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists and The Rose Ensemble. †She lives in Saint Paul.

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Abbie Betinis has 2 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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Journey Home SATB/sop. descant SBMP 865 Audio Audio Video
Long Time Travíling SATB div. / ten. duet SBMP 702 Audio Audio

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