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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...

MSU Choir Norway 10 – Day 11

Today was our free day. We all spent the day as we wished, a welcome break from the rigorous travel schedule. I was particularly blessed to have a friend from Sweden, Anna Larson, a musician and singer, come to Oslo to visit. We rented a studio downtown with a piano...

MSU Choir Norway 19 – Day 10

Today was filled with museums and guided tours around Oslo. Our guide was fabulous and led us on a 4-hour tour of the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum, home of the Gol Stave church (a replica of which is found at the...

MSU Choir Norway 19 – Day 9

Today, we made the trip from Rauland to Oslo. We traveled through mountain passes, tunnels, forests and fjords and made it to Oslo. Our first stop was the Holmenkollen Ski Museum. I had contacted a choral conductor friend of mine, Thomas Caplin, who is the co-founder...