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Mass for the Oppressed in Grand Rapids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtLMlWXFXrg A beautiful and heart-felt performance of Emerson Eads' Mass for the Oppressed in Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center on April 7th, 2023. Emelia Clark, soprano Tyler Roberts, mezzo-soprano Jon Lovegrove, tenor William...

Prize-Winning Song Cycle/Cantata by Eads & Milian Published

https://youtu.be/Pha18XWqkCo World premiere live performance. Third place winner of the American Prize in Vocal Chamber Music 2021, The Gleaners, on poetry by Patrick Milian, set to music by Emerson Eads, has been selected for publication by North Star Music. This...

Eads’ cantata named a semi-finalist for the American Prize

Emerson Eads’ cantata, “…from which your laughter rises.” has just been named a national semi-finalist in The American Prize in Composition – choral music (professional division), 2023. A companion to his Mass for the Oppressed, this cantata, inspired by Kahil...

“Everywhere is Archipelago” Published

Everywhere is Archipelago, a song cycle by Emerson Eads, on poetry by Margaret Gibson, commissioned by soprano, Terri Eickel, has been published by North Star Music. Gibson, Connecticut's Poet Laureate from April of 2019, "has created a voice and an art that connect...

Eads’ Mass for the Oppressed Premieres in Washington DC

Emerson Eads’ Mass for the Oppressed, will have its East Coast premiere on November 5, in Washington DC at St. Mark’s on Capitol Hill. Maestro Jeff Kempskie, and the forces of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will be joined by soloists Deborah Sternberg, soprano;  Kristen...

Todd’s Song Published & Recorded

Todd Mathistad won a bid at Western Plains Opera Company's fundraising gala in March of 2022 to have Emerson Eads write a song with a text of his choice, and this commission was gifted back to the opera company by Eads. The gala featured the tenor, David Cangelosi who...

Published Songs by Eads Premiered in Boston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juma07eMAE4 Edward Vogel, baritone sings the world premiere performance of Emerson Eads' setting of Joseph Smith's Evening Poem for a concert with soprano, Laura Strickling's 40@40 project along with Calliope's Call in June 2022....

Love Is… a song cycle by Eads Published

North Star Music LLC has published Emerson Eads' song cycle, Love Is... in their 21st Century American Art Song Series. This delightful short song cycle is perfect for beginning singers and seasoned performers alike.  Based on children’s insights surrounding...

Eads’ Words of Hope & Joy Published

Emerson Eads' setting of his twin nieces' text, Words of Hope & Joy, has recently been published by North Star Music and is available here: https://www.northstarmusicllc.com/index.php/product/words-of-hope-and-joy/ Soprano, Arwen Myers commissioned these two songs...

Eads Releases Single: Songs My Father Taught Me

ALBUM ART: KYLIE EADSSongs My Father Taught Me is a fantasia of hymns and sacred songs that I learned by heart as a young boy listening to my father play. He loved improvising and never played anything the same way twice. He instilled in me at an early age that music...

Give Me Room, a new choral work by Carlson/Eads

It was surreal traveling back to my alma mater, The University of Alaska Fairbanks, to hear the world premiere of my new work for accompanied choir, Give Me Room on a text by Meta Herrick Carlson. I was commissioned by Dr. Jaunelle Celaire and the University of Alaska...