“Chris Owenby excels in harnessing the energy or his audience by composing music that inspires imagination among players and listeners alike. Always open to suggestions, Mr. Owenby carefully and graciously considers ideas and thoughts of those commissioning his works and incorporates them in an interesting and authentic manner.”
Dr. Mimi Noda
Albany State University
“His music not only captures the attention of the audience, it captures mine as well.”
Violist, Minus One String Quartet
“Chris Owenby's music can be summed up as ethereal. When I'm playing or listening to his music, I'm spiritually uplifted and transported to a heavenly place.”
Director, The DeKalb Choral Guild
“Chris Owenby is a composer who has found the sweet spot where craftsmanship, talent, and inspiration converge. His compositional voice is bright, lyrical, and joyous. In Three Short Poems of Hildegard von Bingen, Owenby deftly uses well conceived, singable vocal lines and sparkling choral harmonies to bring fresh life to these texts while at the same time paying homage to the brilliance and mysticism of the historical giant, Abbess Hidegard of Bingen. There is great and subtle depth to these settings, and I am thrilled to be the first to conduct them.”
Retired Professor of Music, LaGrange College
I was fortunate enough to work with Chris on his major choral work, Light of the World. The thing that impressed me most as a choral conductor and musician was his willingness to listen to suggestions from all the various entities and incorporate them when they were right for the piece. He is a perfectionist, and is continually honing his craft, never satisfied with "almost."
What I Hope
I hope that you’ll partner with me in my mission to make the world a more beautiful and meaningful place. Life is filled with music. Let’s create it together!