Mark Winges has been resident composer/advisor for the chamber choir Volti since 1990. He was also composer-in-residence for the San Francisco Choral Artists in the 2012–13 season. He is a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, San Francisco State University, and has studied at the Musikho¨gskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. Gramophone magazine has characterized his music as “stylistically adventurous in setting, but strongly beholden to conventional means.” San Francisco Classical Voice describes him as “a composer with the skill and self-confidence to write music that is clear, direct, and at times even simple, but not at all simple-minded.” Past residencies include the MacDowell Colony, Fundacio´n Valparaiso (Moja´car, Spain), Ragdale Foundation and the International Centre for Composers (Visby, Sweden). Recent pieces include Spun Light, a “distanced” concerto written for Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir and the Left Coast Ensemble and Tomorrow’s Dream Not the Same for sixteen solo voices. He recently completed Words Cast Shadows, a choral work using poems of Jane Hirshfield.