FELICIA SANDLER (b 1961 )
Felicia Sandler has been described as a composer of music that is highly original, beautiful, and daring. Her compositions have been enthusiastically received in concert venues across the United States and both Eastern and Western Europe. She has been recognized with awards and commissions from the San Francisco Choral Society, the Dale Warland Singers, the American Composers Orchestra, the Big East Conference Band Directors Association, the Theodore Presser Music Foundation, and Meet the Composer, among others. Sandler’s instrumental works have been performed by the American Composer’s orchestra, Plymouth Symphony, U.S. Navy Band, and at a number of regional, national, and international meetings of CBDNA, IAWM, and SCI. Her choral works have been featured on programs by such fine ensembles as the Dale Warland Singers, the San Francisco Choral Society, Volti, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Musica Sacra in Cambridge, and at various regional and national meetings of the ACDA, CMEA, and OAKE. Sandler’s compositional style is at once full of energetic pulse (studies in West Africa having made an indelible impression), and deeply introspective. Her compositions are published by E.C. Schirmer, Mark Foster, and Dancing Flea Music Company. After receiving her Ph.D. in composition and theory from the University of Michigan in 2001, Sandler moved to Boston where she lives with her husband and son. She serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.
(courtesy of the composer)