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DMA Composition student Charles Peck selected for Composer Institute

Friday, May 5th, 2017

DMA Composition student Charles Peck and his piece Mosiac, written under faculty Prof. Kevin Ernste, was selected among only seven emerging composers to participate in the Minnesota Orchestra’s 15th annual Composer Institute, Institute Director Kevin Puts announced today.

“I can’t imagine seven young composers who better represent today’s richly diverse musical landscape,” said Composer Institute Director Kevin Puts. “The “Future Classics” concert on Nov. 10 promises to be an absorbing and deeply moving sonic experience with something for everyone.”

The selected composers, whose works encompass a variety of musical styles, were chosen from a pool of 158 candidates through a highly competitive process. They will be in Minneapolis from November 6 through 10, 2017, for rehearsals, seminars and mentoring sessions, as well as a public “Future Classics” performance of their works on Friday, November 10, with Music Director Osmo Vänskä conducting the Minnesota Orchestra in concert at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.