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Eric Whitacre Donates Piano to Museum

Few choral conductors of the late-20th and early-21st centuries have not performed the music of Eric Whitacre.  Now the piano on which Whitacre composed such works as “Sleep,” “Water Night," “Lux Aurumque,” and a host of others can be viewed at the McMahon International Choral Music Museum.
 
“Unlike the visual arts, the choral art form exists in time, not space.  Physical artifacts that pertain to choral music are somewhat uncommon,” said Scott Dorsey.  “This instrument, generously donated to the American Choral Directors Association by Mr. Whitacre, will be significant to anyone who has performed his music.  It has become the centerpiece of the Museum’s collection. The Museum’s display is enhanced by photos, posters, and life-size image of the composer all provided through the courtesy of Iris Derke from DCINY."
 
The McMahon International Choral Music Museum is located within the ACDA national headquarters in Oklahoma City.  It is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.