Chesapeake, United States
Described by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as “impressive,” and having “a fine ear for sonority,” Calvin Hitchcock (b. 1995) is a composer and performer currently based in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. He has worked with ensembles such as the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Longleash, Great Noise Ensemble and the Beo String Quartet, and participated in festivals such as Denison University’s TUTTI Music Festival and the Charlotte New Music Festival and Dance Co-Lab. Calvin also works extensively in theatre and is composer-in-residence for the Cedarville University Theatre Department. His score for Cedarville’s 2015 production of Doubt: A Parable earned him a Kennedy Center Certificate of Merit in Music Composition.
Calvin received his Bachelors of Music in Composition from Cedarville University in southwest Ohio where he studied composition with Austin Jaquith, and piano with John Mortensen and Charles Clevenger. He currently studies composition with Amy Beth Kirsten.