Solis Camerata Composer in Residence 2016

Solis Camerata

Composer Anne Kilstofte and Solis Camerata worked together in the 2016-2017 season.  The theme was "Sounds of the Cathedrals."  Her piece, "O Magnum Mysterium," was dedicated to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and was premiered November 22, 2016.  It was recently heard on Encore, a presentation of local performances broadcast and streamed through

Previous Residencies - Abridged:  
Stockholm String Quartet 1993 and 2000 which resulted in the Miriam Gideon Award for Innovative Music for Songs of the Night Wind, String Quartet No. 2
Saint John's University 1994-2001, SATB a cappella and TTBB a cappella works

Hamline University 1995-2007, SATB with orchestra
Faith Partners Residencies with the American Composers Forum 1993-1995; 2007-2008
Estonian Camerata 2005 resulting in a Fulbright CD of some of her best choral works
American Lutheran Church 2007-present, SATB divisi, organ, brass ensemble, timpani, and cello


Awards and Grants:
Fulbright Senior Scholarship (senior denotes a scholar with distinction)
Miriam Gideon Award for excellence in compositional craft:
     Songs of the Night Wind, String Quartet No. 2
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers)

The American Prize - Judge's Citation for excellence in music composition
The Bush Artist Fellowship for excellence in composition 1997-1999
Jerome Foundation Travel Grant (travel to Sweden for Stockholm String Quartet residency)
McKnight Foundation Grant 1994; 1999
Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship 1996; 2000
Arizona Humanities Commission 2012
The Arizona Commission on the Arts Teaching Artists Roster 2012-2015


Her works are heard throughout the world in broadcasts and streaming.  Her music has recently been performed in Estonia, Russia, Canada, the Netherlands, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and throughout the United States.