Brooke Joyce Brooke Joyce’s music has been described as “vividly pictorial” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “exceptionally gripping” (Los Angeles Times) and has been performed by soloists and ensembles around the world, including the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Brentano Quartet, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the Nash Ensemble, and James Gilchrist. He is the recipient of the Joseph Bearns Prize, the Wayne Peterson Prize, the Darius Milhaud Award, and many citations from the National Federation of Music Clubs and ASCAP. Brooke is the Composer-in-Residence at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Music Director at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Decorah, and a faculty member at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic.

Brooke is equally at home in the concert hall, the worship space, and the public sphere. His concert music is often concerned with spiritual matters (such as his orchestral work, “O Nobilissima Viriditas,” based on a hymn by Hildegard of Bingen). Much of his work as a church musician lies in the realm of keyboard improvisation; some of these improvisations have become fully-formed instrumental or vocal works. Brooke has also collaborated on several public sound installations, most notably, “Talking Trees,” which was installed at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, in 2013.

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