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John Muehleisen’s ‘Borders’ gives listeners lots to think about


Mukilteo resident and composer John Muehleisen with Great Bend Chorale conductor Matthew Melendez in front of Carnegie Hall in New York City. Muehleisen’s “Borders” was performed by members of the Great Bend Chorale.

For many in the music world, performing at Carnegie Hall is a dream come true.

For Mukilteo’s John Muehleisen, a longtime composer of music, that dream became reality this past Friday, as the composer’s latest project, “Borders,” which focuses on being welcoming and compassionate to others, was performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts in New York (DCINY) series.

“It was amazing,” the composer, who has lived in Mukilteo since 2012, said. “It was the world premiere of the piece.”

Muehleisen, along with the Great Bend Chorale, a group of adult and you...

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