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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-oh-RAH-nuh."  For more details, here's a resume and a podcast interview. 

Here's a short current bio to use for programs:

Michael Maiorana is a composer from Detroit. After graduating from Grinnell College in rural Iowa, he studied composition, harmony, and counterpoint in the tradition of Nadia Boulanger in Paris, France. Michael lives in Minneapolis and was recently awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to write music for four ensembles across Minnesota. He enjoys finding inspiration in nature, science, and art. Always looking for new collaborators, you can reach Michael any time at his contact page at

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