Concordia St. Paul News

January 20, 2017

Classic MPR Composing Competition Features Concordia PSEO Student

Concordia St. Paul PSEO student Seamus Hubbard Flynn, who has studied under the guidance of CSP professor of composition Abbie Betinis the last two years, has been named as a Featured Round composer in Classical MPR and the American Composers Forum’s Minnesota Varsity competition.

One of five composers to advance to this round of the competition, Flynn will receive scholarship money, a masterclass with American composer Carol Barnett, and a live reading of his piece with musicians from the University of Minnesota. In March two composers will advance to the final “Showcase Round” for a live performance broadcast from the historic Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul.

Flynn submitted a trio he wrote called “Lyric Wheels” for trumpet, cello, and piano, which also served as his final project for his Music 990 course last semester.