Kirsten Broberg, Composer

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Kirsten Broberg was appointed an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas's prestigious School of Music in Denton, Texas.

Classical Minnesota Public Radio, hosted by Alison Young, featured Kirsten Broberg's music and interviewed her live on the radio on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11AM.
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Kirsten Broberg studied composition privately in France with Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail and Philippe Hurel in summer 2013

Kirsten Broberg will be the Fanfare host, giving the pre-concert lecture, for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's "Liquid Music" contemporary music concert on November 9, 2012

Kirsten Broberg's piece, "Inward" for string quartet was premiered at the Ensems Contemporary Music Festival in Valencia, Spain on May 31, 2012

Kirsten Broberg was appointed by the Art Institutes International in Minneapolis to teach music theory, world music and music history to their undergraduate students in January, 2012

Kirsten Broberg was appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in September, 2011.  She currently holds this position.

“Breathturn” for choir by Kirsten Broberg, professionally recorded by conductor Donald Nally and The Crossing contemporary choir, commercial released by Parma Navona Records, is available, spring 2011

The “Resonant Strands” cycle for piano, bowed piano and string quartet by Kirsten Broberg was professionally recorded by the Spektral Quartet and Winston Choi for commercial release, spring 2011

Kirsten Broberg and the Ai Ensemble were awarded the Subito Grant from the American Composers Forum to support a concert of her Resonant Strands, Origins and The Waters of Time cycles, May 2010

Kirsten Broberg was awarded Fromm Foundation Commissioning Grant—$10,000 grant for original composition—from Harvard University, 2009            

Kirsten Broberg was commissioned to compose “Inward” for string quartet by the Kronos Quartet string quartet, 2009

Kirsten Broberg was featured as “Spotlight Session” composer for the American Music Center’s New Music Box publication and Counterstream Radio interview, May 2009

Kirsten Broberg graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Music Composition at Northwestern University in Chicago, 2009

Kirsten Broberg and Winston Choi were awarded the Encore Grant from the American Composers Forums to support multiple performances of her piece “Constellations” for solo piano, 2009

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the Jerome Commissioning Grant—$8,000 from the American Composers Forum—to compose a semi-staged piece for treble voices and baroque chamber ensemble, 2009

Kirsten Broberg was commissioned to write "Air" for flutist Harvey Sollberger and guitarist Paul Bowman for a world premiere on October 16 at the Nuovi Spazi Festival in Rome, Italy, 2008

"Lines," an experimental film with a soundtrack by Kirsten Broberg's soundtrack, was selected for the 2008 Electronic Music Midwest Festival in Chicago, 2008

Kirsten Broberg participated in a workshop with Oliver Knussen and the Contemporary Music Ensemble at Northwestern University for her piece "That Time" for soprano and chamber ensemble, 2008

Kirsten Broberg and the Renegade Ensemble were awarded the Encore Grant from the American Composers Forum to support multiple performances of “Emerge” for piano and bowed piano, 2007

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the Ruth Wyatt Composer Grant from Northwestern University to support composer travel expenses for a performance of “Air” for flute and guitar in Rome, Italy

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the William T. Faricy Award from Northwestern University for outstanding student composition "Of Resonance” for string quartet and "Opening” for solo cello, 2007

Kirsten Broberg presented guest lectures about her music and prepared/bowed piano at University of Illinois—Bloomington, 2007

Kirsten Broberg was elected to join the Board of Directors for New Music Chicago, 2007

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the Ruth Wyatt Composer Grant: to support composer travel expenses for a performance of “In Stillness” for bass clarinet and cello in New York City, 2007

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the William T. Faricy Award for outstanding student composition with "Increscent” for violin and piano, 2005

Kirsten Broberg was appointed to be Music Composition Chair for the Midwest Graduate Music Conference at Northwestern University, 2005

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the Ruth Wyatt Composer Grant from Northwestern University to support composer travel expenses for a performance of “Tendrils” for solo clarinet at the June in Buffalo Festival in Buffalo, New York, 2005

Kirsten Broberg was selected to participate in the June in Buffalo festival at State University of New York at Buffalo for a performance of "Tendrils" for clarinet by Gareth Davis, 2005

Kirsten Broberg was awarded the Martha R. Steinback Scholarship at Northwestern University for academic excellence, 2005

Kirsten Broberg accepted a position teaching music theory, analysis and composition at Northwestern University in Chicago, 2005

Kirsten Broberg was elected President of the Northwestern University Graduate Music Organization, 2005

Kirsten Broberg founded the critically-acclaimed, award-winning contemporary music group, Ensemble Dal Niente, 2004

Kirsten Broberg awarded Ruth Wyatt Composer Grant at Northwestern University to support travel expenses for"Sketches” for flute, vibraphone and piano performed at the Cincinatti ’04 Festival, 2004"Sketches” for flute, vibraphone and piano performed at the Cincinatti Conservatory Music ’04 Festival, summer 2004

Kirsten Broberg awarded first place in the Accent ’04 International String Quartet Competition at the Cincinnati Conservatory with "Lament” for string quartet, summer 2004

Kirsten Broberg was accepted to the doctoral music composition program to study music composition with Augusta Read Thomas, Jason Eckardt and Jay Alan Yim, 2003

Kirsten Broberg was selected to participate in the June in Buffalo Festival for contemporary music with Sketches for flute, piano and vibraphone, 2003

Kirsten Broberg awarded first place in the Call for Orchestral Scores  at the University of Minnesota with “Night Visions” for full orchestra, 2003

DISCOGRAPHY

The Crossing: It Is Time

Featuring "Breatthurn" for choir by Kirsten Broberg

Young-Ah Tak

Purchase at
The Crossing Store

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Matthew McCright:
Second Childhood

Featuring "Constellations" for solo piano by Kirsten Broberg

Young-Ah Tak

www.amazon.com

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