The sounds of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

By KBJR News 1

May 28, 2014 Updated May 28, 2014 at 6:35 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A music composer from California really enjoys writing songs related to sled dog racing. One of her already composed songs is a tribute to the late Susan Butcher who was a four–time winner of the Iditarod race.

California composer, Robin Eschner, has a big connection to the Northland. She was awarded the McKnight grant to work on a song cycle inspired by the yearly John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Eschner will be granted with 15–thousand dollars to work on the Beargrease piece. She will be coming to the 2015 race to be inspired and incorporate the energy of the race into her composition, which she will perform in the Northland in 2016.

Ramona Marozas