Michael Maiorana is a composer in Minneapolis who enjoys finding inspiration in nature, science, and art. After graduating from Grinnell College in rural Iowa, he studied composition, harmony, and counterpoint at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. Some of his recent projects include a 30 minute live remote choral piece setting a speech by WPA director Harry Hopkins, a 20 minute wind quintet inspired by paintings of trees, and a set of short pieces for bass guitar, loop pedal, and video.