Now at Copland House
We are so pleased to welcome back Justin Merritt, who was last in residence here in 2008-09, and will be here through mid-September. His music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and on A Prairie Home Companion. His evening length cantata, The Path, a setting of Buddhist Pali scriptures translated by the composer and written for multiple choirs, soloists, and large orchestra, was premiered at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in April 2018. A graduate of Trinity University and Indiana University, he was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation Rudolph Nissim Award, and has also received the McKnight Fellowship and the Polyphonos Prize. He is Associate Professor of Composition at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.