Young Composer's New Works Will Be Premiered Saturday | WMUK

Young Composer's New Works Will Be Premiered Saturday

Nov 17, 2021

Michael Zutis at his 2019 senior recital.
Credit Anthony Dugal

Michael Zutis, who earned an undergraduate degree in composition in 2019 from Western Michigan University, spent the last two years writing and refining new works. He is a music minister at St. Thomas More Student Parish Church of Kalamazoo.


With support from a Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo KADI grant,  a concert of his music will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, Nov 20 at First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, with Silvia Roederer, professor emerita of Western, pianist Helen Lukan, and pianist Chris Grey each premiering one of Zutis's pieces. Cara Lieurance spoke with Zutis about each work on the program and the inspiration behind them.