Dr. Loretta Notareschi is Associate Professor in the Music Program in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. She teaches courses in music theory, aural skills, composition, music history, and writing.
With music described as “powerful” and “important” (The Denver Post), Notareschi creates works that intrigue and move audiences. Her catalog includes works for solo instruments/voices, chamber ensembles, chorus, church music, and large ensemble, written on commission for groups as diverse as the Spektral Quartet/Walden School, the Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus, The Playground Ensemble, and the Napa Valley Youth Symphony. She has received awards from the Cincinnati Camerata, IronWorks Percussion Duo, the American Composers Forum, and the GALA Choruses. In October 2016, she was a TEDxMileHigh speaker.
Notareschi is a summer faculty member of The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat. She received an MA and PhD in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, a BMus in composition from the University of Southern California, and the General Diploma from the Zoltàn Kodàly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Hungary, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Her music is published by Disegni Music, Friedrich Hofmeister, and Bachovich.
Listen and learn more about Dr. Notareschi’s compositions at her website: www.lorettanotareschi.com.