Category: In Memoriam

We Remember: Hilary Tann

2023-03-01T13:44:20-05:00February 17th, 2023|

Hilary Tann was a trailblazing artist that carved her own path and persisted in making meaningful music that would receive international recognition. Today we celebrate Tann's legacy and her contributions to our artistic world.

We Remember: Herb Deutsch

2023-02-06T16:12:06-05:00December 21st, 2022|

A co-inventor of the famous Moog Synthesizer and a dedicated composer, author, educator, and performer, Herb Deutsch’s legacy leaves an indelible imprint on the history of music, one in which we reflect on today.

In Memory: Marie Nelson Bennett

2023-02-06T16:15:11-05:00November 18th, 2019|

The opening movement of Marie Nelson Bennett’s English horn concerto Excursions (2004) is an almost perfect microcosm for her extraordinary musical accomplishments. Stately and confident, the movement’s initial brass fanfare is decidedly mid-century in style, reflecting [...]

In Memory: Dennis Kam

2023-02-06T16:15:17-05:00September 16th, 2019|

Dennis Kam’s obituary notes the Hawaii native will be remembered for “wearing aloha shirts…loving the color green, playing tennis, [and] tai chi practices,” a touching tribute that adds winsome detail to Kam’s international education in music [...]

In Memory: Dwight Beckham

2023-02-06T16:15:22-05:00August 23rd, 2019|

Dwight Beckham grew up in the countryside of Lamont OK, and spent his 64-year career as a trumpeter, band director, and composer in Hesston KS, another small town barely more than 100 miles from his birthplace. [...]