Ms. Prince, the daughter of St. George native Dr. Clayton Prince, will discuss her career in music in her presentation “Finding the Spring,” which chronicles her love affair with music that has spanned over five decades. Prince began composing music at age five, and after earning her Master’s Degree in Music from Brigham Young University and a year studying music abroad in Paris, she traveled to Japan, where she co-founded the Omicho Theatre Company. She spent 24 years in Japan and during that time composed more than 30 choral pieces and other symphonic and operatic compositions. Prince’s works have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, and NHK radio and television in Japan.
Last year, Prince and collaborator Patty Willis premiered a music theater piece entitled "Man From Magdalena". In addition, Prince is currently working on a new cantata called "Songs of the Desert".
The Dixie Forum continues each Tuesday through the rest of the semester. Upcoming guest speakers include former DSC President Dr. Robert Huddleston on February 15th, followed by a presentation on diversity entitled “The Changing Face of Diversity: Racial Construct and its Effect on Perspective” by DSC staff member Daneka Souberbielle on February 22nd.
For further information on DSC’s Dixie Forum series, please contact Terre Burton at (435)652-7812 or at Burton@dixie.edu, or Marius van der Merwe at (435) 652-7924 or at email@example.com.