Marjan Helms

Award-winning original Score Composer, Music Supervisor, Humanities Without Walls Research Collaborator

Dr. Marjan Helms, Original Score Composer, Music Supervisor, Humanities Without Walls Research Collaborator, is an award winning composer whose music is known for its unabashed beauty and profound emotional appeal. She is winner of the Best Score Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, 2016, for Hmong Memory at the Crossroads. Her other original compositions include a significant body of choral music in addition to works for orchestra, opera and theatre, chamber ensembles and liturgical music from a variety of traditions. She holds a doctorate in composition and master’s degrees in piano performance and liturgical studies. Currently she is Composer-in-Residence at the Michigan State University Community Music School.

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