Hans Bridger Heruth is an award-winning composer pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and vocal performance at the University of Missouri on a composition scholarship from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. There, he studies composition with Dr. Stefan Freund and Dr. W. Thomas McKenney. Heruth’s works have been performed by many different ensembles, including the orchestras and choirs of the Liberty Public School District, select members of the University of Missouri Philharmonic, Creating Original Music Project ensembles, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, and Deviant Septet. He is a three-time winner of the Mizzou New Music Initiative’s Creating Original Music Project competition in the senior division, was awarded the 2015 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project prize in the high school division, and was a finalist for both the 2015 Sinquefield Prize in Composition and the 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Heruth is also a member of ASCAP and is published with both Heruth Publications and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.
LISTEN: Joy for SATB voices with divisi and four-hand piano
Liberty High School Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Rika R. Heruth, Baker Pudon and Hans Bridger Heruth, piano