Critics have called DR. DOROTHY HINDMAN’S (b. 1966) music ‘intense, gripping, and frenetic’, ‘sonorous and affirmative’ and ‘music of terrific romantic gesture’. Each of her unique pieces explores her ongoing interest in issues of musical perception, beauty, timbre, contextual meaning, and profundity.
Her work has been performed extensively in the U.S., and also in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Romania, and the Czech Republic. Recent commissions include Tapping the Furnace for Evelyn Glennie, Lost in Translation for saxophonist Carey Valente, Drift for the Lithium Saxophone Quartet, Taut for the Corona Guitar Kvartet, and Time Management for bassist Robert Black.
She was the recipient of an Alabama Music Teachers Association/MTNA Commission for their 2002 conference, and recently completed Louise: The Story of a Magdalen, a full length opera commissioned by Alabama Operaworks. Other awards and recognition include winner of the 2004 International Society of Bassists Solo Division Composition Competition, a 2005 Almquist Choral Composition winner, Special Commendation in the 2004 Nancy Van de Vate International Composition Prize for Opera, the Atlanta Prize in the 2001 Hultgren Biennial Solo Cello Works Competition, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual She is married to Charles Norman Mason.
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