Natalie Dietterich is an American composer from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Her music has been performed by wild Up as part of the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive, at the So Percussion Summer Institute (Princeton, New Jersey), the 21st Annual Young Composers Meeting (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands), the highSCORE Festival (Pavia, Italy), the Charlotte New Music Festival (North Carolina), Spectrum (New York), and was recently featured on Q2 Music (WQXR, New York). She is the recipient of the 2016 Morton Gould Young Composer Leo Kaplan Award and has been a finalist for awards from the New York Youth Symphony, BMI, The American Prize, and the Academy of Arts and Letters. This past summer she was a composition fellow at the 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Most recently her work was premiered by the Shanghai Symphony in China.

She is currently an M.M.A. candidate at the Yale School of Music, studying with David Lang. She holds a dual degree in violin performance and composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she ran the NOW Music Society new music concert series, coordinated Danza Symbiotica (a composer/choreographer collaboration), and was a member of the West Chester Laptop Ensemble. Her previous composition teachers include Chris Theofanidis, Martin Bresnick, Robert Maggio, Larry Nelson, Mark Rimple, Adam Silverman, and Van Stiefel.

Conversations with StrangersVoicing: SSAATTBB  Solo(s): Soprano (3), Alto, Tenor  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:48  Alternative Notation: Spoken passages  Text Source: Conversations  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Secular  Descriptive Terms: Change, Community, Humanity, Peace, Social  First Performance: Dec 11, 2014: Yale Camerata, Maggie Brooks, Woolsey Hall, New Haven CT Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 609/610~2017-Q2)