KRISTIN P. KUSTER (b 1973 )
Composer Kristin Kuster’s colorfully enthralling compositions take inspiration from architectural space, the weather, and mythology. She has many honors and commissions to her credit including those of the American Composers Orchestra, American Opera Project, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Jerome Foundation Commissioning Program Award through the American Composers Forum and the top prize of the Underwood Emerging Composer Commission. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and earned her doctorate from the University of Michigan where she studied with William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, and William Albright. In fall 2008 she joined their faculty as Assistant Professor of Composition.