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My primary goal as a composer is communication – passionate, urgent communication. I was fortunate to come of age in the first post-war generation of composers for whom the question “Tonal or Atonal?” was NOT the most important aesthetic decision they would make. I’m interested in sincere, direct engagement with the music I hear, in whatever style or tonal language, and I hope that performers and audiences find that in my work.


Jonathan Santore

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Interview with Jonathan Santore
by Sean Hurley on New Hampshire Public Radio
September 13, 2013


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The American Prize in Composition 2013
Choral Division, Professional Category


New People by Chiaroscuro Trio

New People by Chiaroscuro Trio
released Summer 2013


Moe's Bit O' Blues

Moe's Bit o' Blues by trombonist Maureen Horgan
released 2012 on Centaur Records


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2011 Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Excellence 2011: Distinguished Plymouth State University Faculty and Staff
(see pages 20-21)


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Individual Artist Fellow 2010
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

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Composer in Residence
New Hampshire Master Chorale




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