Featured Artist 12/30/19 – 1/5/20.
Ohio-based composer Rick Sowash strives for a sense of authenticity in his music. In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Sowash spoke of the influence of his grandmother, who, though she has passed away, still influences his compositional process, keeping him grounded in music that truly comes from who he is. Sowash has written over 400 compositions for a varied set of ensemble types as well as film scores and believes that his musical ideas came to him for free and its his job to simply pass them along; so, he actually makes the sheet music to his composition available for free on his website. Sowash is not just a composer, he’s also an author, having written several books, and engages in educational outreach programs with schools.