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Meet Henry Dorn

 Henry Dorn (b. Little Rock, AR) composer/conductor. Each of his compositions is created with distinct creativity, having been performed by noteworthy ensembles across the country. These performances range from the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet, Aizuri Quartet, ETHEL quartet, the Elysian Trombone Quartet, Argento Ensemble, the Sanctuary Jazz Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony. He is the former assistant director to the Memphis Area Youth Wind Ensemble, and former director to the Memphis-based Nu Chamber Collective. He’s proud to have received multiple awards for his unique style, including: the Inaugural Future of Music Faculty Fellowship recipient from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an ASCAP Foundation’s Morton Gould Young Composer Award. Dorn completed studies at the University of Memphis and at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently completing doctoral studies at Michigan State University. He has studied conducting with Kevin Sedatole, Harlan D. Parker, and Kraig Alan Williams. His composition teachers include Ricardo Lorenz, Alexis Bacon, David Biedenbender, Oscar Bettison, Kamran Ince, and Jack Cooper, and has had additional studies with Derek Bermel, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Joseph Schwantner.

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