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  • I Heard the Bells April 16, 2018

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s time-honored text is paired with original music, repeated bell ostinati, and rhythmic fun in this up-beat, festive setting. Short, optionally a cappella sections are interspersed throughout the piece, while snippets of familiar tunes are featured in the accompaniment.

  • Music Fills the Air April 16, 2018

    With its lyric vocal lines and simple harmonies propelled by a driving yet whimsical piano accompaniment, this original work is a great choice for emerging choirs. The engaging text reminds us of the power of music, making this perfect for concert or festival selection.

  • Commission Contest – Enter to Win – Two Weeks Left April 10, 2018

    Just a reminder that there is still time to enter for a chance to win a free commission for your choir. Twice a year, as a way of celebrating the creation and performance of new music, I offer an opportunity to collaborate with a living composer for free. There is ...

  • A Place Between Us Both April 10, 2018 A Place Between Us Both

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  • Tyler College
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  • Canceled: Sharon Paul and Michael John Trotta
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  • Composer Residency - Heidelberg University Concert Choir

    April 25, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ 

  • Concord Singers - World Premiere

    May 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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