The Newmatic Press publishes the works of Mark Kilstofte, a Minnesota-born, Colorado-raised, Midwest-trained, Carolina-based composer of choral, vocal, chamber and orchestral music. The son of a visual artist and a structural engineer — he was torn between a career as an architect and that of a musician — Kilstofte’s innovative approach to form and meaning results in music of tremendous depth, clarity and integrity that can be both light-hearted and achingly beautiful.

Kilstofte is “admired as a composer of lyrical line, engaging harmony, expert text setting and keen sensitivity to sound, shape and event.” Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “exciting and beautiful, consistently gripping,” his music has garnered accolades that include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Award, fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and residencies at MacDowell and Copland House.

He currently serves as Composer-in-Residence at Furman University and Guest Researcher at the University of Oslo’s Center for Ibsen Studies where he is completing an opera based on Henrik Ibsen’s “Brand.”