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Dorothy Hindman

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationComposer, Teacher
CategoriesAleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic

Dr. Dorothy Hindman’s (b. 1966) work is performed extensively in the U.S., and throughout Eastern and Western Europe. Critics have called her music ‘intense, gripping, and frenetic’, ‘sonorous and affirmative’ and ‘music of terrific romantic gesture.’ Awards and recognition include the 2005 Almquist Choral Composition Award, a 2004 Nancy Van de Vate International Composition Prize for Opera, a 2004 Winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Composition Competition, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and the NACUSA Young Composers Competition. Commissions for 2010 include Prothalamia for the Empire City Men’s Chorus (NYC), and The Road to Damascus for the Caraval Quartet (NYC). Other recent commissions include Sursum Corda for the a cappella choir of the same name, The Wall Calls to Me to accompany a visual installation by artist Sally Johnson, Nine Churches for the Corona Guitar Kvartet and Lithuanian Sinfonia, Tapping the Furnace for Evelyn Glennie, Stuart Gerber and Scott Deal, and The Pillow Book for the Goliard Ensemble (NYC). Her residencies include a Seaside Escape to Create Residency in 2009, Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy in the Fall of 2005, resident composer at the Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden, 2005, and Composer-in-Residence for the Goliard Ensemble, 2009. A native of Miami, Florida, Hindman is a freelance composer. Her music is available on the Living Artist, Vox Novus, Capstone, and ERM Media labels.

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