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  • TMEA – Texas Music Educators Association – World Premiere February 12, 2018

    TMEA – Texas Music Educators Association

    World Premiere with Montgomery High School Chorale Women

    I am delighted that the Montgomery High School Chorale Women will premiere a new work for women’s choir Caritas Abundat at the TMEA – Texas Music Educators Association Convention.

    This season features a collaboration with the Montgomery High School Chorale ...

  • Shenandoah February 8, 2018

    Shenandoah – This beloved American folk song is set atop a rhythmic vocal ostinato that casts this familiar tune in a new light. The energetic ostinato provides the backdrop for the soaring vocal line.

  • JW Pepper – Outstanding composers of our time that everyone should perform: February 7, 2018 JW Pepper - Outstanding composers of our time that everyone should perform:
  • Gramophone TROTTA For a Breath of Ecstasy February 1, 2018

    The lyrical verses prompted the composer to summon equally lyrical musical responses, with appealing melodic lines, tender harmonies and a palette of glowing vocal and instrumental colors.

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  • ACDA Southern Division

    February 21, 2018 - February 25, 2018 @ 
    Louisville, KY, United States

  • ACDA Eastern Division

    March 7, 2018 - March 11, 2018 @ 
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • ACDA Western Division

    March 14, 2018 - March 18, 2018 @ 
    Pasadena, CA, United States

  • World Premiere - Veni, Veni Emmanuel Music for All National Festival

    March 15, 2018 - March 17, 2018 @ 
    Indianapolis, IN, United States

    Jefferson Forest H.S. Wind Symphony – Forest, VA; David Webb

  • Italy Tour - Seven Last Words

    March 16, 2018 - March 29, 2018 @ 
    Milan, Rome, Vatican and Naples

  • World Premiere - Think on These Things - ACDA Convention - Anthony Arnold Director

    March 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Pasadena, CA, United States

    Miller Middle School

  • SEPTEM ULTIMA VERBA

    March 26, 2018 - March 29, 2018 @ 
    Rome, Italy

  • Septem Ultima Verba

    March 26, 2018
    San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples Via dei Tribunali 316, 80138 Naples, Italy

  • Septem Ultima Verba

    March 27, 2018
    Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls Piazzale di San Paolo 1, 00146 Rome, Italy

  • Septem Ultima Verba

    March 28, 2018
    Santi Apostoli, Rome Piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51, 00187 Rome, Italy

  • Reading Session - Raleigh, NC

    April 9, 2018 - April 10, 2018 @ 

  • Tyler College

    April 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Central Regional HS

    April 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Tyler College

    April 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Composer Residency - Heidelberg University Concert Choir

    April 25, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ 

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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