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Carrie Magin

Carrie Magin traverses a wide emotional range with her fresh and universal voice. This “wonderful emerging composer” (conductor Brett Scott) creates music described as having “an appealing lyrical quality” (mezzo-soprano Lynne McMurtry) and “playful and fun, ...then filled with such a sad sense of longing and deep contemplation...so beautiful,” (poet Shannon Rayne).

Though her past work focused mainly on instrumental music (commissions by the Akron Youth Symphony, percussionist Kenyon Williams, and the Promethean Saxophone Quartet), Carrie Magin’s recent interests revolve around the relationship between sung or spoken text and music (recent commissions by the University of Cincinnati CCM Chorale, the UC Women’s Chorus, bass trombonist Russ Zokaites, and the Immanuel Presbyterian Choir in Cincinnati, OH).

Past honors include a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship and a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In June of 2014, Ms. Magin was a Composer-in-Residence with The Fiati 5 (Chamber Music Campania in Italy).

Carrie Magin holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory at Houghton College in upstate NY.

Works included on programs sung by Gregory Wiest:
Be Music, Night
Recordings available on this website:
Be Music, Night, Mp3