Start, Elizabeth (Ph.D. 1992)

Elizabeth Start is the executive director for the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music; cellist, Elgin (IL) Symphony and Kalamazoo Symphony; and free-lance composer. Elizabeth recently received a Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative grant through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo to write two pieces in 2009-10, one of which will feature Italian mandolin virtuoso Carlo Aonzo. Her new work, written for Chicago’s CUBE, will be premiered at the Lutheran Theological Seminary on October 24th, and repeated as part of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music on November 15.

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