The Bexley choir department’s composer-in-residence concert, featuring Minneapolis-based composer Timothy Takach, will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Theater. Grades 7-12 will be performing and the concert is free and open to the community.

Takach has written a piece, “Fragile,” for Vocal Ensemble which will be premiered at this concert and then performed by Vocal Ensemble as a world premiere at the American Choral Directors’ Conference in Chicago on Feb. 26. Takach’s residency at Bexley is made possible by a grant from the Bexley Education Foundation.

Takach is a founding member of Cantus, a professional male ensemble. He has received over 80 commissions from numerous organizations and has won the Boston Choral Ensemble’s Commission Competition, Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble’s Second Annual Commissioning Contest and was a finalist in the Young New Yorker’s Competition for Young Composers.

Takach and Bexley Choirs Director Amy Blosser will be interviewed live on Classical 101/WOSU for Jennifer Hambrick’s show at 1:30 p.m., Tues. Feb. 23 . Hambrick also will include information about Bexley’s Composer-in-Residence concert in her blog.