(Vermont composers with Governor Shumlin)
It's official, 2011 is (as of today) the "Year of the Composer" in Vermont!
Governor Shumlin signed the proclamation this afternoon at the State House with a roomful of composers and a few media folks in attendance.
Northfield-area composer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz accepted the honor on behalf of the Consortium of Vermont Composers:
...and he explained the significance of the decree, when I caught up with him afterward:
From all of us at VPR : congratulations to Dennis, the Consortium, and all of the creative people who make Vermont such a special place to live.