John Kramer is a composer and pianist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed and had his music performed in and around Boston, New York, Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and throughout New England. He has been the recipient of many commissions, including one by the great organist Marilyn Mason. This commission, Chorale Partita on Greensleeves, is available through Morningstar Press. He was awarded the 2008 Vincent Brown Silliman prize for his choral setting of the e.e. cummings poem i thank You God. His CD of solo piano music, Orange Earth/Blue Ether, is now available. While he has written extensively for the piano, organ, and choir, he has written many chamber works as well. Some of his recent compositions include Trio for Two Violins and Piano and music for choir and brass quintet. He is the Music Director at the Winchester Unitarian Society and teaches at the Winchester Community Music School and the South Shore Conservatory. He is a graduate of Bates College and the University of Iowa.
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