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Composer in Residence Series features Sydney Guillaume

Published February 20, 2017

Sydney Guillaume

Haitian native composer, conductor, and clinician, Sydney Guillaume, will hold a lecture and present a concert at the University of Louisiana Monroe as a part of School of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VAPA) annual Composer in Residence Series.

Both the lecture and the concert will be held in Biedenharn Recitel Hall. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m on February 21, 2017. 

Guillaume’s lecture will discuss the music of Haiti, as well as its applications to his own compositions.

The Miami Herald has praised Guillaume’s choral music for its “impressive maturity and striking melodic distinction.”

The concert will feature the ULM Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performing selections from Guillaume’s vocal compositions, including some acapella and some accompanied by Haitian-based drumming. 

Guillaume infuses his music with the rhythms and structures of his homeland to create unique works of music.

His choral works have also been featured at numerous conferences and international festivals like the American Choral Directors Association, the World Choir Hames and Ireland’s Cork International Choral Festival.

For more information, contact Dr. Derle Long at long@ulm.edu or contact the VAPA Office at 318-342-1414