In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Kyle Pedersen.
Kyle Pederson is a Minneapolis-based composer, lyricist, pianist, and educator. Kyle was awarded the ACDA Genesis Prize in 2020 and the American Prize in Choral Composition in 2019. His work has been commissioned and recorded by All State/Honors choirs, and youth, church, college, and professional choirs around the world. He enjoys working at the intersection of the sacred and secular, and his lyrics and music invite the choir and audience to be agents of hope, grace, and compassion in the world. Kyle has an undergraduate degree from Augustana University, a Masters Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, and an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Art. His work is published by Walton, Santa Barbara, Galaxy, MorningStar, Alfred, and Carl Fischer music publishers.
Selected Choral Pieces:
- In the Beginning (Walton Music WW1758)
- Soon We Will Be Done (ECS/Galaxy Publishing 1.3610)
- Exsultate! Jubilate! (ECS/Galaxy Publishing 1.3579)
For more information about Pederson or his work, please visit his website: kylepederson.com