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Navajo Composer Headed To The Peabody Institute Details Influences, Future Aspirations

Navajo composer Michael Begay is not afraid to break the rules when it comes to composing.

His influences range from Native American flute to classical chamber music — and even metal is in there sometimes. He’s been composing since high school, and now finds himself on his way to Johns Hopkins University where he was accepted to the Peabody Institute.

The Show spoke with him more about music — and where his broad array of influences come from.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.