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Composer Cindy McTee talks about her background and experience
Hailed by critics as a composer whose music reflects a "charging, churning celebration of the musical and cultural energy of modern-day America," Cindy McTee “brings to the world of concert music a fresh and imaginative voice.” Ms. McTee has received numerous awards for her music, most significantly: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's third annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award, a Music Alive Award from Meet The Composer and the League of American Orchestras, two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a BMI Student Composers Award. She was also winner of the 2001 Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition. Ms. McTee’s music has been performed by leading orchestras, bands, and chamber ensembles in Japan, South America, Europe, Australia, and the United States.