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New York City-based composer Adam Reifsteck (b. 1983) has written, recorded, and performed music in a variety of styles and genres for audiences across the U.S. as well as in Europe. Recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, and the Kalamazoo (MI) Community Foundation, his compositions have been performed by the Attacca Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Duquesne University Chamber Singers, Flutronix, Gaudete Brass Quintet, Mana Saxophone Quartet, Western Michigan University Chorale, countertenor Tyler Wayne Smith, and other ensembles. He is also member of Blind Ear Music—a collective of composers and musicians performing improvised, real-time compositions, using a network of Wi-Fi connected laptop computers. An expert on interactive music systems, Mr. Reifsteck was a featured artist at the 2012 World Technology Summit in New York.
The Burning Within, Reifsteck's debut album released on his own label in 2008, has been featured on classical music stations in over 30 countries. The "Gloria" and "Sanctus" of Missa Cor Inflammatus from the album were premiered internationally by the Western Michigan University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. James Bass, at the Eisenstadt Domkirche (Esienstadt Cathedral) and the Bergkirche ("Mountain Church") in Austria. An active recording engineer, Reifsteck produced commercial spots, jingles, and audio sales presentations for the Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc. affiliated stations WBCK-AM 930, WBCK-FM 95.3, and WBXX-FM 104.9. Reifsteck also co-founded the Siena Arts Program, an outreach of the Music Mission of St. Catherine of Siena Church, in Portage, MI, which seeks to unite communities through the celebration of the musical and visual religious arts of all cultures and faith traditions.
Adam Reifsteck holds a M.M. in Composition from Western Michigan University and a B.M. in Music Technology from Duquesne University. His former composition teachers include Richard Adams, Robert Ricci, C. Curtis-Smith, Lynn Emberg Purse, David Stock, and Greg Shearer. Mr. Reifsteck is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).