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Abbie Betinis

ABBIE BETINIS is a composer whose music has been called "superb... whirling, soaring", and "audacious... edgy... thrilling" (Minneapolis Star Tribune). A McKnight Artist Fellow, her music unfolds with a dramatic, melodic impulse, often inspired by language, patterns, and play.

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Two of Abbie's pieces at 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia
posted: July 2014
Very special thanks to Atlanta Young Singers (Paige Mathis, conductor) and Rockford High School (Mandy Mikita Scott, conductor) who both led their choirs on European tours this summer, finishing in Latvia to compete in the World Choir games with my Jerusalem Luminosa and Be Like the Bird. I'm so thrilled to have had a small role in your students' experience of a lifetime!

Two of Abbie's pieces chosen for Texas All-State 2015
posted: May 2014
If you're a high school singer auditioning for Texas All-State, two of my scores are about to become your new best friend. Thank you to conductors Kathleen Rodde and Z. Randall Stroope for choosing these two scores as required audition pieces for TMEA! Good luck everyone!

Mechanical Licensing form is now online -- (do I hear a hip hip...?)
posted: Apr 2014
Are you recording an album with my music on it? Hooray! And also your mechanical licensing just got easier! Submit this online form to my office to get the process started. And thank you so much!

"Of Poets and Fools" to premiere at The Schubert Club
posted: Mar 2014
Which is the poet and which is the fool? Jake Endres (baritone) & Peter Middlecamp (tenor) will battle it out in these texts by W.B. Yeats. Please join us Thurs March 27 at noon. Free! Landmark Ctr, St Paul, MN.

New for Tenor solo: "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight"
posted: Feb 2014
Are you thinking about why we keep fighting wars? Me too. And so was poet Vachel Lindsay in 1914. Here's a piece I originally wrote for men's chorus, newly-arranged for Tenor soloist, snare drum, and piano.


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