The Midsummer's Music Festival is proving there can never be too many good performers. The Sister Bay chamber music venue was searching for a new Composer-In-Residence for 2021. After receiving 140 applications, the search committee selected three finalists they couldn't turn away. Now, all three will perform through the Midsummers Music Festival's New Composer Initiative. Composer and pianist Will Healy will serve as the 2021 Composer-In-Residence. Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock says the Julliard graduate will bring an urban appeal to classical music lovers.
Healy will compose and perform a premier piece during the 2021 season. The two New Composer Initiative Fellows are Paul Frucht from New York and Quinn Mason from Dallas. Berkenstock says Midsummer's Music patrons will see them share from their respective repertoires.
Midsummer's previous Composer-In-Residence, Jacob Beranek, is graduating from Vanderbilt University.