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University of Minnesota; MA in Music Composition (March 2007)
European American Musical Alliance (EAMA), Paris, France (summer 2001, 2004)
St. Olaf College; BA in Music (2001)
emphasis in Theory/Composition and concentration in Linguistics
University of Oregon (summer 2000)
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (spring 1999)
Pacelli High School, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; class valedictorian (1997)
Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, Michigan (summer 1996)


2005-present Composer-in-Residence, The Schubert Club, St. Paul, MN
2006-2007 Composer-in-Residence, The Rose Ensemble, St. Paul, MN
2006 (Feb-March) Craig and Janet Swan Composer Residency, University of Minn. School of Music
2004-2014 Composer-in-Residence, The Singers--Minnesota Choral Artists, Minneapolis, MN


2012 Conducting Women's Choirs: Strategies for Success. Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2012.
Contributing Author: "Writing for Women's Voices: Interviews with Composers."
2011 Teaching Music through Performance in Choir, Vol. 3 (GIA Publications, Inc.)
features "Jerusalem Luminosa"
2011 Howell, Sharon K. "The Burt Family Christmas Card Carol Tradition"
Thesis for MA in Music Education (University of St. Thomas), 2011.
2009 Nothing Off-Limits: An Interview with Composer Abbie Betinis
International Choral Bulletin (Journal of the International Federation of Choral Music), Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, pp. 38-41
features "Chant for Great Compassion"
2009 "The Choral Music of Abbie Betinis"
Doctoral Dissertation, Stanley H. Rothrock II (University of Minnesota)
2008 "Abbie Betinis's Nattsanger (Nightsongs): Performance and Analysis"
Doctoral Dissertation, Jennifer Swanson (University of Minnesota)


2015 McKnight Artist Fellowship
2004-14  annual ASCAPlus Awards
2014 Nautilus Music Theater's Composer-Librettist Studio
2012 Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica "Donne in Jazz 2012" (Fiuggi Città, Italy) (Carol of the Snow)
2011 Oberholtzer Foundation Artist Retreat: "Composers and Creative Sources"
NPR Music: 100 Composers Under 40 (for Nattsanger)
J.W. Pepper Editors' Choice Award (for Run, Toboggan, Run)
2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship
Second Prize, Sorel Choral Composition Contest (for Mary and Gabriel)
Honorable Mention, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (for Nattsanger)
2008 American Composers Forum Encore Grant (for The Clan of the Lichens)
American Composers Forum Subito Grant
2006 Young Composer Prize, The Esoterics' Polyphonos Composition Competition (for Bar xizam)
Winner, Cambridge Madrigal Singers Competition (for Carmina mei cordis)
2005 American Composers Forum Subito Grant
Craig and Janet Swan Composer Prize (for Songs of Smaller Creatures)
Finalist, Young New Yorkers' Chorus Competition (for Songs of Smaller Creatures)
2004 Finalist, Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition (for Dormi Jesu)
Mention "Excellent" in Composition & Mention "Tres Bien" in Counterpoint, EAMA
2001 Mention "Bien" (Composition), EAMA
Distinction in Music, St. Olaf College

Minnesota Public Radio, Premiere and interview: "Peace with Me Now" (2014)
Minnesota Public Radio, Premiere and interview: "Carol of the Stranger" (2013)
Minnesota Public Radio, Premiere and interview: "The Mirthful Heart" (2012)
Minnesota Public Radio, Premiere and interview: "Carol of the Snow" & "Come In! Come In!" (2011)
Minnesota Public Radio, Premiere and interview: "Be Like the Bird" (2009)
Minnesota Public Radio, All Things Considered interview on "Behind the Clouds" (2008)
The Esoterics' "EsoCast," Podcast interview re: "Bar xizam" (2008)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview for local All Things Considered with Tom Crann (2007)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview with John Birge re: "Run, Toboggan, Run" (2007)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview with Karl Gehrke re: The Schubert Club (2007)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview with John Birge re: "Shem Speaks" (2006)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview with John Birge (2005)
Minnesota Public Radio, Interview with Tom Crann re: "Prayer for Peace" (2004)
"Echoes of Christmas," Dale Warland Singers, pre-concert talk (2003)
Minnesota Public Radio, Live from the Galleria with Tom Crann (2002)
Minnesota Public Radio, Christmas Day with Tom Crann (2001)


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EMPLOYMENT (composerly)
Adjunct Music Faculty, Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Fall 2011-present)
Composer-in-Residence, The Schubert Club (2005-present)
Freelance composer (2001-present)
Freelance music engraver (2001-2008)
Assistant to composer Libby Larsen, Minneapolis, MN (2001-2004)

EMPLOYMENT (music business & publishing)
President, Abbie Betinis Music Company, LLC -- publishing company (2006-present)
Assistant at Seafarer Press (2005-2007)
Staff Writer, ComposersOnline.org (2004-2006)
Freelance website design for artists (2001-2011)

EMPLOYMENT (singing)
Tenor 1, The Fairlanes - 50s style doo-wop quartet (2014-present)
Alto II, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) Chorale (2008-2009 alto section leader, 2011-2012)
Alto II, The Singers--Minnesota Choral Artists (2004-2008, 2011-2013)
Alto Section Leader, Saint Paul's on-the-Hill Episcopal Church (2008-2010)
Alto Section Leader, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (2006-2008)
Alto Section Leader, Unity Church-Unitarian (2005-2006)
Alto II, The Dale Warland Singers (2001-2004)

ACDA of Minnesota (in partnership with the Minnesota Music Educators Association)
Anoka High School Band
American Suzuki Foundation and Aber Suzuki Center
Article II (St. Olaf College Vocal Jazz ensemble)
Cantamus Women's Choir
Choirs of Note
Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, MN
Chorus pro Musica
Cornell University Chorus
Dale Warland Singers
Ensemble of the North
The Esoterics
Healthy People Portage County
Hopkins High School Choirs (3x)
Independent School District 191 (made possible by Andrew Ellingson)
Jocelyn Hagen, piano & Jennifer Kult, soprano
Kantorei of Denver, CO
Katherine Tripoli, soprano
Knox College Choir
Linda Chatterton, flute
Stevens Point Suzuki Center (made possible by Mary Hofer)
Minnesota Chorale (2x)
MUSE: Cincinnati's Women's Choir
Melissa Morey, horn (made possible by Nicholas Ellison)
Naples Orchestra and Chorus (made possible by Marian Dolan)
Pamela Marentette and Jesse Hennum, for their wedding
Rob Grace and Krysti Adams, for their wedding
St. Ansgar's Chorus, Gustavus Adolphus College (made possible by Tim O'Brien)
Unity Church-Unitarian (made possible by Ruth Palmer)
The Schubert Club (4x)
Sing for Joy
The Singers--Minnesota Choral Artists (4x)
Steve Staruch (viola) and Naomi Staruch (soprano)
Suzanne Asher, poet
The Rose Ensemble (3x)
Twin Cities Hardingfelelag (made possible by Joe Olson)
University of Minnesota Men's Choir
University of Nebraska-Omaha Chamber Choir
Young New Yorkers' Chorus
Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota