NCCO Choral Series, 2017 Additions


The following works have been selected for inclusion in the NCCO Choral Series published by ECS Publishing. The works will be released and performed at NCCO7, November 2–4, 2017, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After release at biennial conferences, additions to the NCCO Choral Series are listed on the NCCO Choral Series page and are available for purchase through ECS Publishing.


Ms. Carol Barnett

Carol Barnett’s music has been called audacious and engaging. Her varied catalog includes works for solo voice, piano, chorus, diverse chamber ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensemble. She has received grants from the Jerome and McKnight Foundations, and has completed numerous commissions. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, pupil of Dominick Argento and Paul Fetler, and a charter member of the American Composers Forum, she was composer-in-residence with the Dale Warland Singers from 1992 to 2001 and was an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College from 2000 to 2015.

Further information is available on her professional page.


Dr. Shane Lynch

Shane Lynch assumed the position of Director of Choral Activities at Washington and Lee University in 2009. He conducts the University Singers, Cantatrici (women’s choir), and the Men’s Glee Club, and oversees W&L’s innovative conductor mentorship/music education program. In addition to composition, his research interests include trends of Neo-Impressionism in modern American choral music and eurhythmic movements for rehearsal and performance. Dr. Lynch is a sought-after guest conductor/clinician, and he has received numerous awards as an educator. Interested in a wide variety of compositional styles and mediums, he has compositions ranging from art song to octavos to large choral/orchestral works.


Mr. David Rossow

David P. Rossow (b. 1975) is a composer, educator, pianist, and music minister. His compositions span several genres including art song, choral, jazz, and liturgical. Primarily composing for the voice, he strives to create the perfect marriage of text and music. It is that intent which allows his music to speak to the listener on a deep, emotional level. His compositional sound is perhaps most influenced by his background as a jazz pianist; the use of distinctive modal melodies in combination with rich textures and extended harmonies all intertwine to create a unique musical soundscape.

His choral works are published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing and more information about his music can be found on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, his YouTube channel, and on his professional page.