>> click on the links below to listen to clips of Kristin’s compositions >>
→KusterMyrrha.ShortOpeningExcerpt >>Myrrha — 2006, for 3 sopranos, male chorus, & orchestra (opening excerpt). Recorded live with American Composers Orchestra, Steven Sloane conducting.
→RainOnIt-Kuster-EndingExcerpt >>Rain On It — 2012, for orchestra (ending excerpt). Recorded live with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Kiesler conducting.
Composer Kristin Peterson Kuster “writes commandingly for the orchestra,” and her music “has an invitingly tart edge” (The New York Times). Born in 1973, Ms. Kuster grew up in Boulder. Known as Kristy Peterson in her youth, she attended Mesa Elementary, Southern Hills Jr. High, and Fairview High School (All-State Softball, 1990!). After attending CU Boulder for her Master’s Degree, Ms. Kuster earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she now serves as Assistant Professor of Composition. Ms. Kuster’s music takes inspiration from architectural space, the weather, and mythology. Recent CD releases include Two Jades with violinist Xiang Gao and the UM Symphony Band, and Breath Beneath on the PRISM Saxophone Quartet’s New Dynamic Records CD “Breath Beneath.” Ms. Kuster’s music has received support from such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Sons of Norway, American Composers Orchestra, the League of American Orchestras, Meet The Composer, the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, American Opera Projects, the National Flute Association, and the Argosy Foundation. Honored to be a part of the CMF’s Click! Competition, Kristy would be delighted to bring her music home! Follow her on Twitter: @KristinKuster, or visit kristinkuster.com