Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

Luke Mayernik’s Five Graces Psalter is a collection of Responsorial Psalms for the entire three-year Lectionary cycle, and a welcome and worthy addition to the repertoire of Lectionary Psalms. The award-winning composer and organist has crafted memorable settings infused with harmonic freshness and melodic appeal—settings that bear the weight of the emotion and liturgical importance of… Read More Interview with Luke Mayernik: The Five Graces Psalter

A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

The Wintergreen Music Festival commissioned Daron Hagen to compose a new sixty-minute orchestral score for the silent Charlie Chaplin classic film, A Dog’s Life. The world premiere, scheduled for July 28, 2017, will be conducted by Festival Artistic Director Erin Freeman. A Dog’s Life (1918) is an American short silent film, starring writer and producer Charlie Chaplin. The… Read More A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen’s film score commission

World Premiere at Wintergreen Music Festival — Daron Hagen

Wintergreen Summer Music Academy faculty members violoncellist Sarah Kapps and pianist Peter Marshall will give the world premiere Daron Hagen‘s Sonata for Cello and Piano as part of the 2017 Wintergreen Music Festival. The performance is scheduled for July 27, 2017. To learn more about the concert, click here. Cellist Sarah Kapps has an active and diverse… Read More World Premiere at Wintergreen Music Festival — Daron Hagen

James Eakin joins faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana

Dr. James Eakin has joined the faculty of the Centenary College of Louisiana Hurley School of Music as professor of theory and composition. Eakin has been a composer-in-residence with the Turtle Creek Chorale, Resounding Harmony, and The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.  His compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall in San… Read More James Eakin joins faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana

Little Patuxent Opera Institute Performs Too Many Sopranos

The Little Patuxent Opera Institute (LPOI) offers training for moderately advanced young operatic voices in a warm and nurturing collegiate environment. To succeed in the professional opera field, aspiring singers must master many skills. The program is designed to introduce participants to and enhance the development of their skills, while providing valuable, meaningful performance opportunities… Read More Little Patuxent Opera Institute Performs Too Many Sopranos

Scott Gendel – finalist in 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition 

E. C. Schirmer composer Scott Gendel was named one of 16 finalists in the 3rd annual ORTUS International New Music Competition. The pool of over 600 submissions from across the globe were reviewed by members of Khorikos (NYC). Scott Gendel’s submissions was additionally selected as one of ten pieces to be performed by the Khorikos… Read More Scott Gendel – finalist in 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition 

Britten-Pears Foundation hosts concert including music of Earnest & Wadsworth

In a recital celebrating the strength –  and inherent romance –  represented by Britten and Pears when they premiered Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Justin Vickers (tenor) and pianists Karyl Carlson and Felipe Rodrigues-Silva performed two works by E. C. Schirmer composers Zachary Wadsworth and John David Earnest. Zachary Wadsworth’s Secret Songs was commissioned and premiered in this… Read More Britten-Pears Foundation hosts concert including music of Earnest & Wadsworth