SPNN Forum Interview

SPNN Forum Interview

The Saint Paul News Network featured an interview with Jake Runestad about his collaboration with 14-year-old poet Warda Mohamed on a new work “We Can Mend the Sky” – an exploration of the immigrant experience. Watch here:   Watch the full...
YNYC Grand Prize Winner!

YNYC Grand Prize Winner!

I’m thrilled to announce I was awarded the Grand Prize in the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus 2014 Composer Competition! My winning work, “The Peace of Wild Things,” is a setting of a gorgeous poem by Wendell Berry. Listen and view the score...