DIEKER, NICOLE (b. 1981)

Nicole Dieker, born November 4, 1981, represents a contemporary group of budding American composers. Nicole is currently a graduate student at Illinois State University, and wrote this piece while an undergraduate music composition student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This composition was written for the Miami University Choraliers, for whom Nicole was both vocalist and accompanist.
She wrote "I Wish You Peace" for the Choraliers in the spring of 2001 for SSAA a cappella choir. In 2006, she had requests for a SATB edition. This request enabled her to reharmonize the work for mixed choir. Later on in 2010, teachers asked for a 2-part edition.
It is a secular benediction specifically designed to celebrate the diversity so apparent in today's choral ensembles. It is particularly appropriate for high school as well as for college and university ensembles. "I Wish You Peace" is written for four-part voices (treble or mixed) with a brief additional descant. The 2-part edition is suitable for middle school choirs.