Loretta K. Notareschi explores the passionate, irreverent, and transcendent in her many compositions for chamber ensemble, large ensemble, and chorus. Born in Canton, Ohio and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, she has received awards from the IronWorks Percussion Duo, the American Composers Forum, Ensemble Eleven, and the GALA Choruses. Her music has been performed across the U.S., in Europe, and in South America and is published by Disegni Music (ASCAP), Friedrich Hofmeister of Leipzig, and Bachovich.
Notareschi writes music for individuals and ensembles around the country. Recent commissions have come from the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, the First Universalist Singers (Denver), the Mountain Music Duo (Denver), the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, Melody of China (San Francisco), the Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus (Berkeley), the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, and the Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop.
Notareschi is an associate professor of music at Regis University and a faculty member of The Walden School. She is also a member of ASCAP and the American Composers Forum. She holds a Masters and PhD in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, a Bachelor of Music in composition from the University of Southern California, and the General Diploma from the Zoltàn Kodàly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemèt, Hungary, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Her primary teachers in composition have been Morten Lauridsen, Erica Muhl, Rick Lesemann, Cindy Cox, and Jorge Liderman.