Reviewers have praised composer Michael Murray as “a contemporary craftsman-artist of original stripe” and “a master at writing for the human voice.” His music has been described as “well crafted,” “expertly and adroitly handled,” and “easy to listen to in the best possible way.” Murray’s compositions have been performed and recorded across the United States and Europe, featured in venues in Cuba, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, over 20 different states and the District of Columbia. In addition to works for the concert hall, he has written music for film, theater productions, dance, and visual arts installations. His music has been recorded for Navona Records and Ansonica Records, and is published by Ars Nova Press. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, where he is professor of music, teaching composition and music theory at Missouri State University. For more information, visit his web site at www.michaelmurraymusic.com.
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