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Cincinnati Children's Choir to Premiere New Works – 3/19/11

Location: Ohio, USA
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
The Cincinnati Children's Choir is pleased to congratulate Ryan Brechmacher, winner of the 2010 CCC Composition Competition.  Mr. Brechmacher is an active performer, composer, teacher and pianist. Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, he studied piano with Anne Tracy, Doris Anderson and Carol Steiner, and composition with Carol Steiner and Dr. Donald Wilson. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in both Piano Performance/Pedagogy and Theory/Composition, studying with Ingrid Clarfield, Stefan Young and Joel Phillips at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
 
An accomplished composer, his works have been premiered by the Westminster Schola Cantorum, Westminster Youth Chorale, Bowling Green Junior High School Bands, and the Bowling Green Area Community Band. He has recently had a choral piece, "Chanukah Prayer for Children," published by Transcontinental Music Publishers.
 
Mr. Brechmacher has been teaching private piano lessons at Princeton Day School since the Fall of 2007, where he also serves as the Staff Accompanist. He also serves as the pianist and worship leader at Hope Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville, NJ.
 
Mr Brechmacher’s “The Lobster Quadrille,” poetry from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, will be premiered by CCC’s Bel Canto Choir on Saturday, March 19 at 4:00pm in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.
 
Also premiering on the concert is “Pallanda” by Ethan Sperry and “The Crossing” by CCC alumnus Tara Traxler.  Dr Sperry, now teaching at Portland State, originally set “Pallanda” for the Miami University (Ohio) Men’s Chorus.  Miss Traxler is a Cincinnati area senior in high school and will be majoring in music at Wheaton College in the fall.
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