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Get to know Composer in Residence Lauren McCall

This summer, All Classical Portland welcomes three new Composers in Residence: Lauren McCallJasmine Barnes, and Keyla Orozco! These residencies are co-hosted by N M Bodecker Foundation as part of the Recording Inclusivity Initiative, a program designed to change America’s playlist by recording classical works by composers from historically excluded communities.

The station’s three resident composers and their musical works were nominated by community members and selected from nearly 100 submissions!

We recently welcomed Lauren McCall to Portland for her week-long, in-state residency. A composer and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren has had compositions performed around North America and in Europe. Watch the video below to hear more from Lauren about her piece “A Spark and a Glimmer,” her sources for inspiration, what she would share with young composers, and more, as she chats with All Classical Portland’s Artist in Residence, flutist Adam Eccleston.

Stay tuned for more behind the scenes footage, and to meet our other two Composers in Residence, Jasmine Barnes and Keyla Orozco, next month!

Recording Inclusivity Initiative: Lauren McCall interviewed by Adam Eccleston

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