New Director Named for First Nations Composer Initiative

Kristopher Kohl Miner (of the Ho-Chunk Nation) has been named Director of the First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI), an American Composers Forum’s program created for the promotion of new music by Native American composers. Miner has previously worked alongside Mark Murphy (currently Executive Director of Disney Hall’s Red Cat Theater) as Director of Development for Seattle’s performance space On The Boards and has also served as Director of Development for PAWS (the Progressive Animal Welfare Society) and Safehouse, a program that provides housing to homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS. He is also a playwright and performer, and has performed with The New York City Hysterical Society, In the Heart of the Beast, The Ark Improv, The Blood & Milk Poets, and American Indians in the Arts. His solo work includes: Christopher Explained, Native Fruit, Left at Life, and Heart flight Kohl Miner OR How my heart was hijacked by a handsome terrorist.