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  • Texas A&M University Chorale – Featured Collaborator September 25, 2018 This season features a collaboration with the Texas A&M University Chorale, Randall Hooper, Director of Choirs and Vocal Activities. This coming spring the choir will premiere Michael John Trotta’s Gloria at the TMEA convention. This three movement setting uses a tapestry of sonorous harmonies that are triumphant, reflective and energetic ...
  • Commission Consortium – Featured Collaborators Gloria September 25, 2018 Commissioned by a consortium of 10 choirs for simultaneous, nationwide premieres during the 2018-2019 season, Michael John Trotta’s Gloria is a 14-minute work for choir, brass, organ, and percussion.  This setting three movement setting uses a tapestry of sonorous harmonies that are triumphant, reflective and energetic to encompasses both the history and ...
  • Stay With Us (Peace Be With You) September 24, 2018 Lyric and accessible, this anthem provides opportunities for artistic performance with limited rehearsal time. The final verse of the work recaps the original theme while the optional descant on the text “Peace be with you” soars. Organ or piano accompaniment.
  • Ubi Caritas September 23, 2018 Ubi Caritas is a simple four-part singing, conservative ranges, and straightforward rhythms create a tapestry of sound for the solo chant line which may be sung by a soloist, performed by solo organ stop, or a C instrument. Suitable for liturgical use during Holy Week, general use, or in a concert ...

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Calendar

  • New Event

    October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Central Regional HS

    October 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Central Regional World Premiere

    December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Concert Middletown MS

    December 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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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