Artistry and Integrity (A Conversation with Lloyd Larson)

It is a small circle of church composers who can claim that they work full time as a writer.  It is even rarer to find writers who for decades have been successful in both ministry and creativity.  Lloyd Larson is one of those exceptional figures who has accomplished this with true integrity.  His music ranges…

Music of Note (A conversation with PATTI DRENNAN)

Patti Drennan has been joyfully energizing choirs with her singular style of writing since her initial publications in the 90’s. Her music leaps from the page with engaging melodies and innovative part-writing. From cool jazz to classic choral treatments, from festive hymn arrangements to expressive original ballads, her music speaks in sanctuaries and concert halls…

Heather Sorenson

Composer Spotlight Q&A What was the music of your youth? As much as music was a big part of my growing up years, the actual “music of my youth” was very, very limited. I could’ve won the “Most Accomplished Musician Who Knows the Fewest Songs Award,” had it existed! Mostly I was allowed to listen…

John Purifoy: Music and Message

A brief excursion into the creative world of JOHN PURIFOY By Jonathan Martin To sustain a career in music that spans 5 decades it takes commitment, knowledge, and talent. Composer John Purifoy has proven time and time again that he has all three of these attributes in abundance. A pioneer in contemporary publishing, his journey has…