Washington Nat’l Opera Commission

Washington Nat’l Opera Commission

Washington National Opera has commissioned a new opera from Jake Runestad and librettist David Johnston. “Daughters of the Bloody Duke” will receive its premiere performance on November 21, 2014 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. “Daughters of...
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...
Craig Hella Johnson & VAE Premiere

Craig Hella Johnson & VAE Premiere

Renowned conductor Craig Hella Johnson and the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble will give the world premiere of “Why the Caged Bird Sings” – a work they commissioned for Craig’s first season as artistic director. Click here to find out...
Seraphic Fire Commission

Seraphic Fire Commission

Two-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire has been awarded a large grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music to commission Jake Runestad for a substantial new work for voices and string orchestra. Learn more...

Finalist for the YNCY Competition!

I’m honored to have been selected as a finalist for the YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers! I will be writing a new work for this wonderful ensemble and attending the premiere in New York City in June of 2014. Find out more here.  ...

Seraphic Fire Commission

Miami-based professional choral ensemble, Seraphic Fire, has commissioned three new works for their Grammy-nominated Christmas concerts this winter. They will be performing the works during eight concerts in the Miami area beginning December 9. New Works: Sleep,...

Kickstarter = Goal Met!

We have officially met (and exceeded) our goal on the Dreams of the Fallen Kickstarter Project!  Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this project possible through your generous donations.  We still have time left to raise more funding – see here to find...