New PARMA Artist: Garth Baxter

PARMA Recordings is excited to welcome Garth Baxter to our family of artists.

Composer Garth Baxter will make his PARMA debut in early 2018 with a collection of works for voice, surrounding the topic of the human condition and the pursuit of light in darkness.

Baxter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1946 and moved to California when he was nine years old. He earned music degrees from Pepperdine University and California State University at Northridge. Baxter went on to teach composition for many years at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Alongside teaching, he recently finished composing an opera, “Lily,” with librettist Lisa VanAuken.

Baxter’s music has been performed by ensembles, soloists, choirs, orchestras and symphonic bands throughout the world. He is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing and has received numerous awards, commissions, and honors for his music.

Garth and his wife Kitty also paid the PARMA office a visit at the end of September — always a pleasure to meet our artists face to face!

Garth Baxter, PARMA Recordings
Stay tuned for Baxter’s PARMA debut in early 2018. In the meantime, you can hear a movement from his opera “Lily” below:

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