Each month, Chorus America profiles one of our members in our Meet A Member interview series. To mark the season of giving, we often change things up a little bit for December by speaking with Chorus America donors. This year, we spoke to Hussein Janmohamed and Joan Szymko, the two composers donating compositions for Chorus America’s 2018 Commission Consortiums.
What got you hooked on choral music?
HJ: I had an instrumental background from playing in band at school, and I had a singing background from devotional recitation in our cultural community. When I was in junior high, I heard the jazz choir sing and immediately knew that was where I needed to live, to understand myself and the world around me. It was that sound that captured me and brought me in.
More at the source: Meet a Donor: Hussein Janmohamed and Joan Szymko | Chorus America