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National Memorial Day Special

National Memorial Day Special

Jake Runestad's "Dreams of the Fallen", for piano, chorus, & orchestra, is the feature of a Memorial Day special broadcast nationwide to honor those who have served in the military. Listen to the special on your local NPR station or stream the special at any time...

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Choral Stream Interview

Choral Stream Interview

Brian Newhouse of Minnesota Public Radio and the Choral Stream inaugurated a brand new series with an interview with composer and conductor Jake Runestad. Listen to the stories behind some of his pieces and hear previously unreleased recordings. Listen here.

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2017 McKnight Fellow

2017 McKnight Fellow

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to have been awarded as a 2017 McKnight Fellow! More information about the award is available here: The American Composers Forum (ACF) today announced the recipients of this year’s McKnight Fellowships for Composers, funded by...

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Living With A Genius Podcast

Living With A Genius Podcast

During a visit to Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Omar Crook for an interview on his podcast "Living With A Genius." Omar is a great guy and I love his approach to candid conversation. Have a listen: Listen here.

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Find Your Forte Podcast

Find Your Forte Podcast

Thank you to Ryan Guth for this interview on the Find Your Forte Podcast! Have a listen to this conversation in which we discuss the terrible love songs I wrote in high school, "hating" a composer's music, artistic interpretation, and I stick up for Randall Thompson...

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IFCM Interview

IFCM Interview

I had a lovely interview with the and Cara Tasher about my work, my creative process, and how I got my start as a composer. Check out the interview below.     Full Text: His music in one word: Relevant. Jake Runestad, composer and conductor, is one of the...

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