“Her music has been described as haunting, stunning, and picturesque—even ineffable. It casts a spell on us that leaves time behind, taking us into a different kind of present, a different kind of now (Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio).” The music of composer Kirsten Broberg has been performed by internationally recognized ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW Ensemble, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Jack Quartet, the New Millennium Orchestra, the Sonic Inertia Dance and Performance Group, Third Coast Percussion and the SUNY Stony Brook Chamber Players. A passionate entrepreneur for the arts, she is the founding composer of the internationally-renowned group, Ensemble Dal Niente, and served as the Executive Director for its formative years (2004-2010), during which time the ensemble won a Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Festival for New Music. Among her honors are receiving a Fromm Foundation Commissioning Grant from Harvard University (2009), being selected as one of seven composers chosen for the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2016), being awarded the Composer Choice winner of the Symphony Number One call for scores (2016) and receiving many grants and commissions from the American Composers Forum. She was featured on the American Music Center's New Music Box article, "Kirsten Broberg in the Abstract" and her music was broadcasted on their spotlight session (2009), her music was played and she was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio (2013 and 2016) and she was on the cover of the International Alliance for Women in Music's magazine (2016). She holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where she was a student of Augusta Read Thomas, Jay Alan Yim and Jason Eckardt (2009). She also studied music composition privately with Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail and Philippe Hurel in France in 2013. Kirsten Broberg is currently an Assistant Professorship in Music Composition in the College of Music at University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.