Sarah Rimkus recently graduated magna cum laude from USC studying composition with Dr. Stephen Hartke. During her time at USC, she became passionate about composing for voice and choir and has written a number of art songs and choral compositions, particularly through studying choral writing with Morten Lauridsen and working closely with Dana Gioia on settings of his poetry. She was awarded the Carlaw-Ogston Posgraduate Scholarship by the music department at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland to pursue a MMus in Vocal Music, where she is currently studying with renowned Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor. She received the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and the ASCAP Foundation Leonard Bernstein Award in 2014.
LISTEN: “…we walked through the trees” for SATB choir + quartet
Performed by members of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland Chamber Choir.