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Michael Maiorana is a composer from Detroit. After graduating from Grinnell College in rural Iowa, he studied composition, harmony, and counterpoint in the tradition of Nadia Boulanger in Paris, France.

He lives in Minneapolis and was recently awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to write music for four ensembles across Minnesota. He enjoys finding inspiration in nature, science, and art.


BlocksVoicing: Unison  Accompaniment: Piano, Hand Percussion, Recorders  Performance Length: 3:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Robert Louis Stevenson  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Adventure, Building, Fun, Imagination, Memories  First Performance: May 10, 2018: Holdingford Elementary 3rd Grade, Maia Hamann, Holdingford Elementary, Holdingford, Minnesota Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1065/1163~2020-Q3)
Boil it Down!Voicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Thomas Lux  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Art, Creating, Inspiration, Stress  First Performance: Nov 21, 2015: VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Philip Brunelle, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1065/1066~2020-Q1)
ReliefVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass  Accompaniment: Violin  Performance Length: 36:01  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Harry Hopkins  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Labor Day, May Day  Descriptive Terms: Social Welfare, History, Great Depression, Unemployment, Live Remote  First Performance: August 30, 2020 : Aliro Voices, Kurt Hattenberger, Youtube Livestream Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1065/1505~2020-Q4)
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