Composer | Saxophonist | Teacher
Composer and saxophonist Garrett Michael George is receiving recognition from composers around the country for his craftsmanship and originality. Drawn from the wellsprings of jazz, chamber music, bluegrass, American avant-garde, and Christian liturgical music, his work is characterized by an honesty of emotion and a sense of longing for the divine. His art song, The Song Goes On, praised by composer David DeBoor Canfield for its “humor” and “subtle undertones,” was featured at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers National Conference and named a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize.
Garnering acclaim from notable composers Jennifer Higdon, who named him a Finalist in the Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition, and Chen Yi, who awarded him First Prize in the Biola University Composition Competition, Garrett writes music that is direct and powerful.