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Shenandoah by Eads featured by St. Mary’s Belle’s Voix Seniors

Note from their conductor, Dr. Nancy Menk: The Belles Voix seniors requested that we bring this piece back this year after we first performedit during the pandemic in masks. It’s one of their favorites! Emerson Eads earned his DMA inChoral Conducting at Notre Dame and...

MSO & MCC Premiere Eads’ Mass for the Oppressed

The Minot Symphony Orchestra and Minot Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Emerson Eads, gave the North Dakota premiere of Eads' Mass for the Oppressed, March 16, 2024. Soprano, Teresa Eickel, Mezzo-Soprano, Toby Newman, Tenor, Barry Banks and Baritone, Jason...

Puget Brass Premieres Eads’ Invincible Amiability

Organist, Douglas Cleveland, joined the Puget Brass ranks to premiere Eads' Invincible Amiability, a work for organ and British Brass Band. It was to be premiered a year ago, but just before the performance the organ was ruined by water damage, making it only possible...

The Unquiet Country Recording Released

Emerson Eads & Patrick Milian's songs A Prime Number of Lines for Lili & Nadia Boulanger, and for Raïssa Boulanger have been recorded by soprano, Arwen Myers, mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn & pianist Susan McDaniel and are now released. They were commissioned...

Eads’ Unquiet Country Has World Premiere & Seattle Release

At 6:30pm November 9, Entre Ríos Books and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum invite you to an evening of poetry and song celebrating the debut collection, “The Unquiet Country,” by Seattle author Patrick Milian and composer Emerson Eads. Sopranos Susan Payne...

“At The Dawn” Premiered by Vocal Arts Ensemble Ann Arbor

On October 28th, At The Dawn, I Seek Thee was premiered by The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor, and their director, Benjamin Cohen. This piece for mixed choir SATB, on a text by 11th Century Andalusian Rabbi, Solomon ibn Gabirol, was commissioned by the VAE and...

Minot Symphony Programs Eads’ Mass for the Oppressed

https://www.facebook.com/events/272249622104207?ref=newsfeed These are the performances since its world premiere in 2016: Grand Rapids Community College Choir/Orchestra Grand Rapids, MI (Caleb Wenzel, conductor) St. Mark's Capitol Hill Choir & Orchestra,...

Eads’ Songs from The Unquiet Country published

Patrick Milian and Eads' third collaboration, a song cycle for soprano and mezzo-soprano, (contained in an audio format and book format released in September 2023 by Entre Rios Books) is published with North Star Publishing and available as sheet music for...

Eads’ Meditabor Published by Earthsongs

Emerson Eads’ composition, Meditabor, for treble voices, has now been published in the Nancy Menk’s College Choral Series, exclusively with Earthsongs music publishing and is now available for purchase and performance. It was given its world premiere by Dr. Nancy Menk...

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Emerson Eads joins the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and maestro Eduard Zilberkant for Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Maddison Warren, soprano; Mary Catherine Moroney, mezzo-soprano; and Daniel Narducci, baritone along with his alma mater, Choir of the North, The...