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Conspirare Album Now Available

Conspirare Album Now Available

Conspirare, the American, GRAMMY®-winning choir, has released the first full album of my choral music. Led by conductor Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare is a powerhouse of depth and artistry.  Listen now on your preferred platform: iTunes/Apple Music Spotify Amazon...

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Runestad Awarded 2019 ACDA Brock Commission

Runestad Awarded 2019 ACDA Brock Commission

I'm honored to have been awarded the 2019 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission from the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Since 1991, ACDA awards the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission to "a recognized composer to write a choral composition in an effort...

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Grammy-Winning Conspirare Records All-Runestad Album

Grammy-Winning Conspirare Records All-Runestad Album

GRAMMY-winning professional choir, Conspirare will be recording the first full album of my music! Led by conductor Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare is one of the finest professional choirs in the world. I will be in Austin, Texas in rehearsals with Craig and...

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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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Chicago Tribune Praises “Dreams of the Fallen”

Chicago Tribune Praises “Dreams of the Fallen”

The Chicago Composers Orchestra, Wicker Park Choral Singers, conductor Allen Tinkham, and pianist Yana Reznik gave a powerful performance of "Dreams of the Fallen" in Chicago, IL. The Chicago Tribune covered the event with a glowing review: Born in Rockford, Ill., and...

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