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Catholic musician named Tennesee’s second composer laureate

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Michael Kurek

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J-P Mauro - published on 06/14/22

Michael Kurek is a lifelong musician and composer who explores Catholic themes in classical music via podcast.

The state of Tennessee, known for its well-established music scene, has just named a Catholic artist as its second composer laureate.

Michael Kurek received the honor for his lifelong pursuit of beauty in classical works, which include several albums, and a career as a conductor that has taken him to 43 countries around the globe. He also hosts a podcast that explores religious themes in music, called “Catholic Adventures in Great Music.” 

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