Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., M.A., Composition, University of California
  • B.M., Composition, University of Southern California
  • General Diploma, Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music

Dr. Loretta Notareschi explores the passionate, irreverent, and transcendent in her many pieces for chamber ensemble, large ensemble, and chorus. Born in Canton, Ohio in 1977 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 in Manchester, England; in New York City at Symphony Space and the Paul Recital Hall in Lincoln Center; and in other cities across the U.S., including Denver, where she makes her home. Two of her chamber works are published by Friedrich Hofmeister of Leipzig, and her percussion duo "This Is It" is forthcoming from Bachovich.

Recent commissions include new works for the Regis University Collegium Musicum (Denver), the First Universalist Singers (Denver), 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. Other commissions have come from the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, the Rivers Music School Brass Ensemble, clarinetist Peter Josheff, the Calliope Duo, Clogs, Nathan Davis of the ensemble Non Sequitur, the yesaroun’ DUO, Ensemble Eleven, percussionists Yousif Sheronick and Joseph Gramley, and former sopranist Zachary Gordin.

Notareschi is an assistant professor of music at Regis University and a faculty member of The Walden School Young Musicians Program and Creative Musicians Retreat. She is also a member of ASCAP, the Amercian Composers Forum, and the American Music Center. 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.