Albany Pro Musica

Composer in Residence Program

Every season, Albany Pro Musica invites prominent composers to become our Composer-in-Residence.  This innovative program enhances our educational mission, while bringing new choral/orchestral works to life, augmenting APM’s legacy of excellent choral music in the Northeast and beyond.

In addition to the premiere performance of new works, Composers-in-Residence provide music from their current catalog of compositions for the season programs, participate as director, accompanist and/or lecturer at the High School Festival as well as at some of our subscription concerts.

40th Anniversary Composer-in-Residence

Bradley_Ellingboe

2020-2021 Season

Bradley Ellingboe | bradleyellingboe.com

Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar and teacher. He is a graduate of Saint Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music and has done further study at the Aspen Music Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, the University of Oslo and the Vatican. For his scholarly work in making the songs of Edvard Grieg more accessible to the English-speaking public, he was knighted by the King of Norway in 1994. As a teacher, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association named him Faculty of the Year in 2008. His music has been performed and recorded by such groups as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Philip Brunelle’s VocalEssence, the Saint Olaf Choir, the Harvard Glee Club, Craig Hella Johnson’s Conspirare, and the choirs of the University of Michigan and Luther College, among many others.

Honorary Composer-in-Residence

Steve Murray | berkshiremusic.net

Past APM Composers-in-Residence

2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020 Seasons

Ola Gjeilo | olagjeilo.com

2016-2017 Season

Donald McCullough | donaldmccullough.com

35th anniversary 2015-2016 Season

Steve Murray | berkshiremusic.net