Composer Presents Music, Lectures

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On Monday and Tuesday, April 1–2, Dan Forrest, an internationally recognized composer of sacred and secular choral music, is visiting Northland’s campus to present his music, teach lectures, and discussion forums relating to the role of music and art in the lives of Christians. Forrest’s choral works have received numerous awards and distinctions, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award, the ACDA Raymond Brock Award, the Raabe Prize, and many others. His music has been broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and has been performed in leading venues across the country and around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.

From 2:30–3:20 p.m. on Monday, April 1, Forrest will be presenting a lecture on twentieth-century music history and theory in Northland’s Fine Arts Center. At 7:00 that evening, Forrest will be accompanying two Northland choral groups in a program called “The Music of Dan Forrest,” featuring Forrest’s own compositions. This concert will be held in the White Chapel; admission is $2.00. Tickets may be purchased at the Fine Arts office or at the door. The performance will be followed by a question and answer session in the Daily Grind Annex from 8:00–10:00 p.m. on the topic of church music.

On Tuesday, April 2, Forrest will be hosting a composers’ and songwriters’ forum in the Fine Arts Center from 8:00–9:20 a.m. Forrest’s sessions at Northland will conclude with a lecture on a Christian view of beauty in the Fine Arts Center at 12:00 p.m. Students, Northland faculty and staff, and members of the local community are invited to attend any or all of these special events.

For more information about these events, contact the Fine Arts Office at 715.324.6999 ext. 2700 or e-mail

Published Date: March 25, 2013