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Eads’ Published Songs in North Star Music Anthologies

Love Is, & When you are Old, are now published and included in Volumes 1 & 2 of these new soprano anthologies. Recordings will be forthcoming, but until then they have both been recorded and are available on my youtube channel:...

Eads Wins Third Place in American Prize 2021

Emerson Eads, assistant professor and Director of Choral Activities at Minot State University, had been awarded Third Place in the American Prize in Composition, 2021, in the vocal chamber music division, for his song-cycle The Gleaners for soprano, mezzo-soprano,...

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...