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John Griffin


John C. Griffin is Director of Music at SS. John and Bernard Parish in Benton Harbor. Previously he has worked as a professor of music at Western Michigan University and Associate Director of Music at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, Michigan. Griffin earned his Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Iowa, where he studied with David Gompper. He received his BM and MM in music from Western Michigan University. While at WMU, he studied piano with Lori Sims and composition ...show more John C. Griffin is Director of Music at SS. John and Bernard Parish in Benton Harbor. Previously he has worked as a professor of music at Western Michigan University and Associate Director of Music at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, Michigan. Griffin earned his Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Iowa, where he studied with David Gompper. He received his BM and MM in music from Western Michigan University. While at WMU, he studied piano with Lori Sims and composition with Richard Adams, C. Curtis-Smith, and Robert Ricci. Besides accompanying the Kalamazoo Singers, he has performed with the new music ensembles Opus 21 and Birds on a Wire, and has played for the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. As a composer, his music has been featured at numerous conferences and festivals. Nationally his compositions have been performed at the Imagine 2 Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Electroacoustic Juke Joint, the UA-Huntsville New Music Festival, the Kentucky New Music Festival, the Boston New Music Initiative Concert Series, the National Flute Association Convention, and the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference. The College Music Society has featured his original compositions at their International Conferences in Croatia, South Korea, Argentina, and Scandinavia. He also served as Composition Committee Chair for the 2015 CMS International Conference in Scandinavia. Griffin was a Finalist of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011 and semi-finalist for the American Prize in Composition, and his music has been featured in the SCI Journal of Music Scores. His commissioned works are included in the American Vernacular album of pianist Nicholas Phillips, and the Memories & Variations album of pianist Phoenix Park-Kim. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary season of the Kalamazoo Singers in 2016, he composed the commissioned work High Flight. His pieces are published by Cimarron Press and Really Good Music, LLC.   show less

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Fire of Love
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High Flight
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Lux Luceat
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To God We Sing Our Praise
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