Michael John Trotta
composer and conductor
inspire community and build legacy with music written for your choir
For the choral director struggling to motivate singers, involve the community, address funding issues, or justify programs to administration, commissioning new music is a perfect perfect way to to focus on a commemorating a special occasion or honoring a person. Additionally, it highlights the importance of the arts, shows how choral singing improves lives, and illustrates the life-changing power of music.
work with the composer anywhere from your classroom to Carnegie Hall
Driven by a desire to support hardworking directors who commit themselves to bringing out the best in their ensembles, Dr. Trotta dedicates large portions of his time to educational composer residencies, keynotes, clinics, workshops and guest conducting.
From Carnegie Hall to classrooms all over the world, Trotta’s unique blend of engaging and artistic music creates opportunities to experience new music and empowers individuals to realize their artistic potential. His engaging style fuses tradition and innovation to create moments of beauty that “effectively carry out a dialogue between the [music] and the modern listener.” (Choral Journal).
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Drawing on years of experience as an educator, conductor, and clinician, he brings artistry and excellence within reach for thousands of musicians each year.
He publishes music in every age group and level of difficulty, seeking to provide repertoire that choirs love from the first rehearsal through the final performance.
Recently, Dr. Trotta has had world premieres commissioned for conventions at TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), in addition to being invited to conduct premieres of commissioned major works at Carnegie Hall, and at St. Paul’s Papal Basilica in Rome.
His works are published through Hampton Roads Music Group , JW Pepper, Carl Fischer, ECS Publishing, MorningStar Music, Hal Leonard, Choristers Guild, BriLee Music, Shawnee Press, Alfred Music, Alliance Music, GIA, Kjos, Colla Voce, Chorister’s Guild, Excelcia Music, and