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  • Northwestern State University Chamber Choir – Featured Collaborator October 10, 2018 This season features a collaboration with the Northwestern State University Chamber Choir, Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins, Director of Choral Activities. This three movement setting uses a tapestry of sonorous harmonies that are triumphant, reflective and energetic to encompass both the history and the relevance of one of the oldest texts in ...
  • Gloria CD October 10, 2018 A new work for choir, brass, organ, and percussion, Michael John Trotta’s Gloria delivers a tapestry of melodic richness. A strong sense of architecture guides the listener through the three contrasting movements, full of triumphant drama. Trotta’s work is a rare example of music that is both grounded in tradition and ...
  • Common Mistakes Choir Directors Make (with solutions for each) October 8, 2018 Regardless of experience, age-level, location, or ability of the choir, it seems that it is inevitable that we will make mistakes as choir directors.  How we learn from these mistakes can help our choirs reach their full potential and make us more effective than ever, both in the rehearsal room ...
  • 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 ...

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  • Hotel: Esco Hotel Milano

    October 20, 2018 - October 22, 2018 @ 
    Esco Hotel Milano 2, Stazione Centrale Milan 20124

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM

    Telephone: +390283439630

  • Central Regional HS

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

  • FBC San Antinio - Christmas at First

    December 8, 2018 - December 10, 2018 @ 

  • Composer Residency - Gloira

    December 13, 2018 - December 16, 2018 @ 
    Dallas, TX

  • 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

Fueled by a passion to share new music that engages conductors, ensembles, and audiences alike, Michael John Trotta (b.1978) is fast becoming one of the most “exciting and prominent new composers of choral music.” Drawing on his experience as a conductor and clinician, he brings artistry and excellence within reach for thousands of musicians each year.

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)

Prior to his work as a full-time composer, his experience as an educator at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels – as well as a church music director – infuses his works with “an intimate knowledge of the human voice” and a “rare sensitivity to the capabilities of a choral ensemble.” This, combined with his degrees in music education and a doctorate in choral conducting, have grounded his style in tradition, which blend with his modern sensibilities to “inform the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time” (Choral Scholar) and to create “tender harmonies and a palette of glowing vocal and instrumental colors.” (Gramophone)

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