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  • Artist Spotlight – Elizabeth De Trejo, Soprano July 19, 2017

    This season Elizabeth returned to Lincoln Center to sing the soprano soloist in David Geffen Hall, (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), in Orff’s Carmina Burana and will be the Distinguished Guest Artist at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea performing works of Bellini and Beethoven with the ...

  • Artist Spotlight – Kenneth Overton, Baritone July 18, 2017

    As a leading baritone, Kenneth has sung with San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Delaware, Sacramento Opera and Opera Carolina. His roles with these companies include Michele (Il Tabarro), Germont (La Traviata) Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Leporello (Don Giovanni) ...

  • Septem Ultima Verba – Italian Premiere July 14, 2017

    Septem Ultima Verba’ per Coro, Solisti e Orchestra di Michael John Trotta – Premiere. Recently a delegation of the Troubar Clair Choir met the composer in Milan to make his acquaintance and make technical and musical arrangements; Trotta expressed the desire to follow the project which will be A ...

  • Love Songs a Song Cycle on Texts by Teasdale July 13, 2017

    I am delighted that this season I have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a new song cycle Love Songs, settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale. I will be collaborating with Kenneth Overton, Baritone; Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano;  and Mary Pinto, Pianist on this project that will culminate in ...

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  • JW Pepper Reading Session - Bismarck, ND

    August 8, 2017

  • Composer Residency - Lake Workth, FL -Park Vista HS

    October 7, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Michael John Trotta composer

is one of the most “exciting and prominent new composers of choral music,” a sought-after conductor, and dynamic clinician. He brings an “intimate knowledge of the human voice,” a “rare sensitivity to the capabilities of a choral ensemble,” and years of experience as an inspiring educator to thousands of singers each year. His award-winning commissions are frequently performed at Carnegie Hall, at national conventions (ACDA, NAfME, AGO, TMEA), and his recordings are broadcast worldwide. Dr. Trotta lives in New York City with his wife Rachel where he works as a full time composer, conductor, and clinician with choirs throughout the country.

Trotta recently conducted world premieres of three new major works, Light Shines in the DarknessFor a Breath of Ecstasyand the Carnegie Hall Premiere of much the anticipated Seven Last Words – (SEPTEM VERBUM ULTIMA).  In addition to the release of three new recordings,  the coming seasons will feature a new song cycle for Baritone and Soprano commemorating the centennial of Sara Teasdale’s Pulitzer Prize winning Love Songs, a violin concerto for Andej Kurti, and his next major work for choir and orchestra, Magnificat.

Dr. Trotta frequently appears as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and has made appearances at the Texas Music Educators Association – TMEA Convention, American Choral Directors Association – ACDA National Convention and has had composer residencies and clinics at SCMEA Conference, Loyola University, Northwestern State University,  and in 2019 he will conduct the TN All State Choir.

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