Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Recent performances across the globe included David Conte‘s choral, vocal, and orchestral repertoire. August 13, 2017: Inspirare, Wellington, New Zealand’s professional choir, premiered Invocation and Dance by Conte under the direction of Mark Stamper. Based on a text drawn from Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last at the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Invocation and Dance is a hymn to nature and… Read More Recent David Conte performances: New Zealand premiere, California, & Indiana

Gwyneth Walker: Composer-in-Residence with Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Petoskey, MI, named Gwyneth Walker as Composer-in-Residence for the 2017 – 2020 seasons. The ensemble scheduled several upcoming performances of her music in upcoming concerts, including the 2020 premiere of Walker’s new cantata The Great Lakes. The work was originally commissioned by the Toledo Choral Society in honor… Read More Gwyneth Walker: Composer-in-Residence with Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Juliana Hall Commissioned for Lynx Project’s “Autism Advocacy Project”

As a prolific art song composer, Juliana Hall is no stranger to the idea of elevating and amplifying the voices of writers through music. But as one of five composers selected by art song group Lynx Project, Hall is exploring a new challenge: setting to music the often unheard voices of individuals with autism. This… Read More Juliana Hall Commissioned for Lynx Project’s “Autism Advocacy Project”

Juliana Hall album earns Fanfare, Voix Des Arts, and Gramophone reviews

Three major recording magazines praised Juliana Hall’s newest album Love’s Signatures for its sensitivity, power, beauty, and inspiration. Juliana Hall‘s album “Love’s Signatures: Songs for Countertenor and Soprano” features the stunning voices of Darryl Taylor and Susan Narucki. Since its release, the album has garnered positive critical acclaim from critics. The album highlights three art song… Read More Juliana Hall album earns Fanfare, Voix Des Arts, and Gramophone reviews

James Sclater wins Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award

Each year the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters honors creative individuals with an award in their specific field. First bestowed in 1980, these prestigious awards are presented in seven categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Visual Art, Musical Composition (Concert), Musical Composition (Popular), Photography, and Poetry. The Institute’s juried competition is one-of-a-kind in the state. Our carefully… Read More James Sclater wins Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award

UI Press | Denise Von Glahn | Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life

The fullness of a life lived allegro. Denise Von Glahn, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology at Florida State University,  is the author of Libby Larsen‘s biography, Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life. Von Glahn is also the director for the Center for Music of the Americas and wrote three award-winning books prior to this publication. The book… Read More UI Press | Denise Von Glahn | Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life

Washington Post: Libby Larsen & Elena Ruehr top composers in classical music

Anne Midgette is Chief Classical Music Critic for The Washington Post. Her article, “The top 35 female composers in classical music,” was written in response to National Public Radio’s July 2017 article “The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.” The NPR article “was inspiring,” Midgette writes,”but where were the composers? In the wake of much discussion… Read More Washington Post: Libby Larsen & Elena Ruehr top composers in classical music