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Composer Wayne Eastwood

Coached by Ned Rorem, Eastwood has had significant commissions and performances, including 5 premieres by SFCA with whom he sang for 3 years. His works reflect aspects of his personality — his appreciation for the diversity of the American spirit, love of beauty in poetry and music, and sense of humor.

Eastwood has worked as the Director of Choral Activities for universities in Texas, taught graduate courses in California and Ohio, and spent a term at the University of Łodz, Poland, lecturing on the dangers of American music. He is married to a pastor and lives in an 1885 Victorian held together by paint and inertia.

His music appears regularly in the programs of university choruses and standing choirs across the country. The Philippine-based Ateneo Chamber Singers performed a set of his choral works on their recent world tour, to outstanding reviews and a few screams for diplomatic immunity. His love is more thicker than forget recently won the New York Choral Consortium’s inaugural Sing New York! Festival prize.

Eastwood talks about composing