Composer Residency: Featuring composer, Abbie Betinis

June 27- 30, 2019

Supporting composers is a significant way to further the choral art form. At our second Composer Residency with one of today’s most exciting composers, Abbie Betinis, participants will immerse themselves in her music and hear first-hand how she conceives it. The event will also include social time for singers to get to know Abbie, as well as each other.

Spend four days at Ripon College, near beautiful Green Lake, WI, singing the music of Abbie Betinis with Abbie and conductor John C. Hughes.

Composer Abbie Betinis (b.1980) writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times) and “superb… whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune). A 2015 McKnight Artist Fellow, and listed in NPR Music’s “100 Composers Under Forty,” she has written over 60 commissioned pieces and has been composer-in-residence with The Schubert Club, The Rose Ensemble and The Singers–Minnesota Choral Artists. She lives in Minnesota, where she is adjunct professor of composition at Concordia University-St Paul.


  • College-aged singers and above are welcome. No registration cost; participants are responsible for Accommodations and Dining. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please purchase your own music and prepare it ahead of the event. Music and purchase instructions coming soon.
  • Bring a black choir binder or 3-ring binder for your music. Women’s attire is all black (skirt, pants or dress). Men’s attire is a dark suit, white shirt, and tie.