The Uncommon Music Festival comes to Sitka every summer to present concerts and events in partnership with community organizations. Festival Directors Nate Barnett and Ariadne Lih talk about the repertoire this year, their musical evolution, and upcoming events.
Nate Barnett is a composer, singer, and music director from Rochester, NY. He is one of six Sitka Fellows in residency at the Island Institute this summer. While in Sitka, Nate is composing a cantata for choir and chamber music inspired by spiritual, non-religious texts. He seeks to create new worship music accessible to all, that brings people together in song regardless of religion or race. Barnett is leading a workshop on music foundations tomorrow (07-30-15) in Fraser Hall on the Sheldon Jackson Campus at 7 p.m. Downloadable audio.Read More