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Kleen, Les (b. 1942)

Les was born in Nebraska, but soon moved to Colorado. His father was a Methodist minister, and they lived in four different towns in Colorado while Les was growing up. He attended University of Denver, Cornell University, and received the Ph.D. in music composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was on the faculty of the School of Music and composer at Ohio University from 1974 to 1984. While there, he worked closely with the theater department, and wrote music for Lear, The Crucible, and the premier of Starfall by James Spencer. His Violin Designs was performed at the Biennale in Venice in 1982. Dr. Kleen is now a computer systems engineer in Columbus, OH. He has been the director of the choir of the First Untiarian Universalist Church of Columbus since 1985. Many of his compositions have been written for the Columbus choir. The larger recent compositions include a musical Stardust and Earthbeams in 1992, and You Are the Music for orchestra, soloists and choir in 1997.

Kyles, Jerome (b. 1974)

Jerome was born in Miami, Florida, and began performing at an early age. His music borrows from many different genres including classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, and even pop, but never falls short of gospel. Visit his website to discover more about Jerome.

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Last updated on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

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