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We Will Shine gets a virtual debut

Featuring tenor, Edward Graves; alto, Cheryl Nilsen Poetry by Eran Eads Music by Emerson Eads The Minot Chamber Chorale The Minot State University Concert Choir The Western Plains Youth Ensemble...

Eads selected as national semifinalist for Ernst Bacon Memorial Award

Minot State's Emerson Eads, assistant professor and director of choral activities, is a national semifinalist in the Performance of American Music of The American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the recording of his Mass for the Oppressed. See The American...

Semi-Finalist for American Prize in Composition

Patrick Milian's and my The Gleaners was selected as a semi-finalist in the Vocal Chamber Music division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/.../semi-finalist.......

Two songs published in two new Anthologies for Soprano

I'm excited that my song Love Is from the cycle with the same name will be published by Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs, Volume I, and my setting of Yeats' poem, When You Are Old will be published by Modern Music for New Singers: 21st...

Announcement of a new commission:

Emerson Eads has formally begun writing a cantata profana based on the life of Romeo, Juneau's Wolf for Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra. Librettist is Dave Hunsaker, and Maestro William Todd Hunt and The Orpheus Project commissioned the project. For performance...

Minot Chamber Chorale Announces Virtual Choir project

On Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. the Minot Chamber Chorale will launch its first virtual choir concert singing “I Will Go On – Pandemic Poem.” The 5-minute concert will be streamed on the Chamber Chorale’s Facebook page and will be free to view, though charitable donations...

Portland FemLove Project

“Soulful” and “magical,” soprano Arwen Myers and mezzo Laura Beckel Thoreson said in unison in describing their upcoming concert, “Fem Love.” As co-directors of Northwest Art Song, they have put together a program of new music for voice and chamber ensemble that...

I Love Him premieres in Juneau Alaska

About 10 minutes of brand new music has been created with Alaska’s patron saint in mind, and the piece is coming to a nearby venue. St. Therese, who is the namesake of a shrine about 20 miles north of downtown Juneau, is the inspiration for new work composed by...