A conductor officiates at a composer’s wedding

A conductor officiates at a composer’s wedding


norman lebrecht

September 03, 2014

We are delighted to publish these beautiful pictures from the August wedding of composer Jennifer Higdon to Cheryl Lawson. Conducting the ceremony is Baltimore music director Marin Alsop.

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Jennifer tells Slipped Disc:

Cheryl and I have been together since high school (we met in band). She now runs my publishing company and works in the capacity of an agent, negotiating my travel and commissions. We’re thrilled that we were able to finally legally marry. And surprisingly, it DOES feel different!


jennifer higdon cheryl

We were in the middle of the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, California, so on a day off, we had the wedding. In California a person can become Deputy Commissioner of Civil Messages for 24 hours (with the right paperwork). 

jennifer higdon wedding

With our best/only man – Key! Cheryl’s saying, “I got the girl!”

We wish Jennifer and Cheryl a lifetime of happiness.




  • Andrea says:

    Lovely, thanks for posting this.