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Local Composers Month

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Gentle introspection at the piano from composer Cristina Spinei marked the midpoint of Local Composers Month. A change from her usual energetic fare meant for dancing, each piece brought a feeling of calm and stillness.

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In celebration of 91Classical's Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville's classical music creators. Gary Powell Nash, who teaches at Fisk University and draws from a rich variety of sources of inspiration for his own work, is our featured composer this week. 

How would you describe your compositional style? 

Neo-Romantic, bordering on Avant Garde.

What do you love about being a composer in Nashville? 

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Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. With Local Composers Month underway, keep an ear out for local composers featured during these times (they're marked with a star on the chart below), as well as throughout the day. 

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In celebration of 91Classical's Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville's classical music creators. This week, we'll hear from composer, electric violin pioneer, and genre-bender Tracy Silverman. 

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  Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times.

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Composer Patrick Dunnevant's three pieces all celebrated important milestones in his life. Put together they made a beautiful launch for Live in Studio C's celebration of Local Composers Month. 

Steven Lara / Photo courtesy of Robbie Lynn Hunsinger

In celebration of 91Classical's Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville's classical music creators. We'll kick off our Six Questions series with composer Robbie Lynn Hunsinger. Hunsinger spent much of her life working as a professional classical oboist, and is now also known for her multimedia, interactive work that fuses music and technology.  

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It's officially the first day of 91Classical's Local Composers Month! Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Keep an ear out for local composers featured during these times (they're marked with a star on the chart below), as well as throughout the day.

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91Classical is launching its first Student Composer Fellowship. 

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91Classical has long been committed to local music, whether through our daily Lunchtime Local playlist features, weekly in-studio performances from midstate musicians on Live In Studio C, our online coverage of what's happening in Nashville's classical music scene, and more. 

That's why we're excited to introduce the first-ever Local Composers Month. All through July, celebrate the people writing classical music right here in Middle Tennessee by tuning into 91Classical for:

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