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Martha Horst

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Martha Horst


Martha Horst (b. 1967) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Horst is a professor of composition and theory at Illinois State University.

As a composer Dr. Horst has devoted herself to the performance, creation, and instruction of classical music. Her music has also been performed by performers and groups such as the Fromm Players, CUBE, Earplay, Alea III, Empyrean Ensemble, Susan Narucki, Left Coast Ensemble, Dal Niente, The Women's Philharmonic, Composers, Inc., members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Eric Mandat, and Amy Briggs.

Prof. Horst has won the Copland Award, the 2005 Alea III International Composition Competition for her work Threads, and the Rebecca Clarke International Composition Competition for her work Cloister Songs, based on 18th century utopian poetry.

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