Newly published by Peermusic Classical, Finalist with an Honorable Mention recipient for The American Prize 2018 and recently awarded a performance in the International Society of Contemporary Music’s New Music Days 2017 in Vancouver, BC, New York-based composer Michael Bussewitz-Quarm is passionate about advocacy through choral music.

Michael’s most recent works include Requiem Dies Magna and The Unarmed Child, both premiered by Long Island Voices and Sound Symphony under her direction, with the latter receiving its west coast premiere by the Eugene Concert Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Diane Retallack.

Michael’s works have been rebroadcast on Public Radio East, KMUZ, and WCPE, with performances by SONAM, musica intima, the Gregg Smith Singers, the Duke University Chorale, the Esoterics, among other exceptional choral ensembles.

Michael is also active in advocating for the transgender community. “It is my fervent wish to spread knowledge and understanding of the transgender community through guest speaking and by simply being present in the lives of the talented musicians and artists surrounding me.”

Michael is actively commissioned by choral organizations around the country and enjoys working directly with choirs. She can be reached through her website,