Short Bio

Anne Neikirk is a composer whose interests include vocal and sacred music, symmetrical modes and music in nature. Her works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad, including the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival and Regional SCI Conference, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, and the Licino Refice Conservatorio di Musica in Frosinone, Italy. She has worked with ensembles such as the Momenta String Quartet, the University of Delaware Percussion Ensemble, the Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale, and the Hamilton College Hill Singers. She is an alumna of the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and the European American Musical Alliance Summer Composition Program in Paris, France. She has received commissions from various performers as well as the Women’s Sacred Music Project and Network for New Music in Philadelphia. Anne is a recipient of the 2012 Presser Music Award and was a finalist for the 2012 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Temple University, where she teaches courses in music theory, music appreciation and orchestration. She received a Master of Music degree in composition from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Hamilton College. Anne is a co-founder and former president of conTemplum, Temple University’s student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc.  Her dissertation is a multi-movement work for orchestra and soprano soloist.

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