N. Lincoln Hanks

Instructor of Music Composition, Interlochen Arts Camp

D.M., Composition, Indiana University, Jacob's School of Music; M.M., Composition, Indiana University, Jacob's School of Music; B.A., Piano Performance, Lipscomb University

A professional singer and composer, N. Lincoln Hanks studied composition at Indiana University with Don Freund, Frederick Fox, and Claude Baker. Among his many recognitions, Lincoln has won the Contemporary Choral Composition Competition from The Roger Wagner Center for Choral Studies, an ASCAP award, and he was recently honored as a finalist in the Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his oratorio, Tegel Passion. Many distinguished performing artists and groups, including pianist Paul Barnes, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Dale Warland Singers, have performed his music. His works have been featured on North/South Concerts, the Cutting Edge New Music Festival, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He directs Alchymey, a Los Angeles vocal ensemble, and he co-directs The Ascending Voice, a sacred a cappella music festival and symposium at Pepperdine University.

Lincoln composes and teaches in Malibu, CA, where he is an Associate Professor of Music at Pepperdine.