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Hi!  I'm a composer living in Minneapolis.  I like to find inspiration in nature, science, and art.  Maiorana is pronounced "MY-uh-RAH-nuh."  For more details, here's a resume and a podcast interview. 

Short bio:

Michael Maiorana (b. 1990) 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.

Longer bio:

Michael Maiorana (b. 1990) 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.


Michael has participated in Minneapolis/St. Paul composition workshops including VocalEssence Remix, Magpies & Ravens Lineage and the Nautilus Composer-Librettist Studio, and has attended the Lehigh University Choral Composition Forum and the University of Missouri Kansas City Composition Workshop. His music has been performed by such ensembles as Lumina, newEar, Zeitgeist, 10th Wave, the Princeton Singers and andPlay. Michael is a member of the American Composers Forum and ASCAP. More information and music at www.maioranamusic.com.

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