Member since 2022
BARRETT KALELLIS first learned piano as a student of Evelyn White and was the accompanist of the Audubon (NJ) High School Concert Choir in 1961-62. Along with a degree in English Literature, he received his graduate training in composition, piano and orchestra/opera conducting at the University of Michigan, Princeton University, Indiana University and the Vienna Hochschüle für Musik in Vienna, Austria. He studied composition with Ross Lee Finney, Leslie Bassett, George Cacioppo, George Balch Wilson and John Eaton and was the founder and music director of the Grand Rapids Chamber Choir, the Grand Rapids Musica Nova Ensemble and the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble from 1982-87. His works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and voice have received numerous awards.