Dorothy VanAndel Frisch

Dorothy VanAndel Frisch is a New England composer, organist and pianist. She holds a B.A. with a concentration in organ performance from Calvin College and a M.M. degree from the University of Akron.

Her composition awards include a medallion in the 2010-2011 Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest in New York City and first place in category one (new text and tune) of the 2012 United Theological Seminary hymn contest.

Recent New England performances include premieres by the Master Singers of Worcester (2014 and 2015), the Sounds of Stow, the Shrewsbury High School Women’s Choir, Zefiro, and the choir of St. Michael’s-on-the-Heights Episcopal Church, Worcester, MA.

She has written two cantatas, numerous choral anthems, and many organ works. Besides her musical endeavors, she enjoys her large perennial garden in Woodstock, CT, swimming, hiking, cycling, and facilitating an Artist’s Way group.