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Kim D. Sherman

Kim D. Sherman grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. After graduation from Lawrence, she studied composition, orchestration and opera with Thea Musgrave. Early in her career, Sherman lived in Minneapolis and worked with such companies as Illusion Theater and Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Two of her chamber works, "Sea Changes" and "The Moon Piece," were performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the baton of William McGlaughlin. Sherman also had a concert of her music produced by the Walker Art Center. For the theater, she has written incidental scores for numerous productions throughout the U.S. She also wrote the music for the Broadway hit I Hate Hamlet as well as the score for Dallas Theater Center's production of A Christmas Carol. Her many works for the musical theater include: "Honor Song for Crazy Horse," "HeartLand," "The Boxcar Children," "Leaving Queens," "Lenny and the Heartbreakers," "The Two Orphans" and the opera trilogy "Three Visitations." Her choral work, "Service for the Dead in Bosnia-Herzegovina" has been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. "Graveside," a movement from the same work is recorded by Musica Sacra on the BMG Catalyst label and is distributed internationally. In 2001, Sherman was commissioned to write "Song of Songs" for soprano, string orchestra and harp, with text based on The Song of Solomon for the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Barbara Day-Turner.

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