About the Artist
Composer and pianist John Newell lives in Lubec, Maine. Like many composers today he draws from a variety of musical traditions. His objective is to create works that reflect his personal sensibility, that arise from his spiritual journey and response to the world. He finds inspiration in the beauty and wonder of nature, in poetic and visual imagery, and in what he learns from the world's sacred traditions. John studied at Duke University and California Institute of the Arts. He completed his formal training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied with Morton Feldman. While in Buffalo he held the first Edgard Varese Fellowship in composition, earning his Ph.D. in composition in 1979. John has received commissions from a variety of professional and amateur organizations. He is equally at home composing for vocal ensembles, chamber groups and orchestra. As an experienced performer he very much enjoys the process of working with musicians who have an interest in presenting new works, and welcomes inquiries about opportunities for collaboration. John's works have received support from the American Music Center, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Meet the Composer.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Music, Performing Arts
John Newell384 North Lubec Road
Lubec ME 04652