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Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter is a Chicago-based composer, drummer, and new music producer.  Recent performances of his music have taken place across the US, and he is a three‐time ASCAPLUS+ award recipient. He has written music for the Anaphora Ensemble, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Chicago Q Ensemble, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Gaudete Brass, Palomar Ensemble, Singers On New Ground, and Sissy‐Eared Mollycoddles. Co-founder of the Chicago Composers Orchestra, a group dedicated to the performance and advocacy of orchestral music by living composers, Baxter currently serves as its Chair of the Board of Directors.  He also works in operations with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras where he founded and teaches a Composition Seminar for CYSO student composers. Baxter is an active drummer and organizer with the new music collective, the Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles. Baxter received his M.M. in composition from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and his B.M. in composition from Illinois Wesleyan University, and he publishes his music through ATIHADSO Music (ASCAP).
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Old World Elegy(Issue 20)
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