N. Lincoln Hanks is a composer, singer, and conductor who thrives in the outer regions of music. As a singer he specializes in the music of the medieval, Renaissance and baroque areas, and he continues to perform with many Los Angeles early music groups, including Tesserae and Musica Angelica. He was a cofounder of The Concord Ensemble, an a cappella group that won Grand Prize in the first Early Music America/Dorian Records Competition.
As a specialist in new music, Lincoln conducts Pepperdine University's premiere new music group The Pickford Ensemble, and he is a composer whose works have been performed by many distinguished performing artists and groups, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus String Quartet, The Dale Warland Singers, The California Bach Society, Gerry Pagano (bass trombone), and many others. He has won the Contemporary Choral Composition Competition from The Roger Wagner Center for Choral Studies, and an ASCAP award. Lincoln has also been honored as a finalist in the Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his dramatic cantata, Tegel Passion. His epic solo piano work, Monstre sacré, was recently featured on New Generations, a solo CD recording with Paul Barnes, pianist, under Philip Glass’ Orange Mountain Music label. The work has also been performed and recorded by renowned new music champion, Jeffrey Jacob. Lincoln is a Professor of Music at Pepperdine University.