Grammy-winning Conspirare Commissions New Work

Grammy-winning Conspirare Commissions New Work

Grammy-winning ensemble Conspirare, under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, has commissioned a new work for a world premiere in May of 2015. Incorporating texts by naturalist and conversationist John Muir, explores human relationships with the natural world....
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. will receive its premiere performance on November 21, 2014 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. “Daughters of the Bloody Duke” is a dark comedic...
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 – an exploration of the immigrant experience. Watch here:   Watch the full performance of “We Can Mend the...
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. to find out more.
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. .

Seraphic Fire Commission

Miami-based professional choral ensemble, , 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, Little Baby, 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...