Adam Reifsteck - Composer

New York City-based composer Adam Reifsteck (b. 1983) has written, recorded, and performed music in a variety of styles and genres for audiences across the U.S. as well as in Europe. Recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, and the Kalamazoo (MI) Community Foundation, his compositions have been performed by the Attacca Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Duquesne University Chamber Singers, Flutronix, Gaudete Brass Quintet, Mana Saxophone Quartet, Western Michigan University Chorale, countertenor Tyler Wayne Smith, and other ensembles.

Adam Reifsteck released his debut album, The Burning Within, on his own label in 2008. The ""Gloria"" and ""Sanctus"" of Missa Cor Inflammatus from the album were premiered internationally by the Western Michigan University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. James Bass, at the Eisenstadt Domkirche (Esienstadt Cathedral) during a liturgical service and in concert at the Bergkirche (""Mountain Church"") in Austria. An active recording engineer, Reifsteck produced commercial spots, jingles, and audio sales presentations for the Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc. affiliated stations WBCK-AM 930, WBCK-FM 95.3, and WBXX-FM 104.9. Reifsteck also co-founded the Siena Arts Program, an outreach of the Music Mission of St. Catherine of Siena Church, in Portage, MI, which seeks to unite communities through the celebration of the musical and visual religious arts of all cultures and faith traditions.

As a member of the Duquesne University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred, Adam Reifsteck performed during the 2003 American Choral Directors Association National Convention at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and in the world premiere of ""Paradise Lost: Opera Electronica,"" by composer Eric Whitacre and librettist David Noro–a, at the Angel Orensanz Cultural Center. Reifsteck also participated in the 2005 All-Star Collegiate Choir conducted by Marvin Hamlisch with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Adam Reifsteck holds a M.M. in Composition from Western Michigan University and a B.M. in Music Technology from Duquesne University. His former composition teachers include Richard Adams, Robert Ricci, C. Curtis-Smith, Lynn Emberg Purse, David Stock, and Greg Shearer. Mr. Reifsteck is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), American Composers Forum (ACF), Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key Honour Society, and Phi Eta Sigma.

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