Michael John Trotta will be in Jacksonville, Florida, February 16-19, 2017. Hosted by Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and the Certificate of Sacred Music Program at the University of North Florida, you are invited to this wonderful opportunity.
Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 PM Reading session with Dr. Trotta. Choral selections from various composers and publishers. Music packets will be supplied. HAB Sanctuary.
Friday, February 17, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop on Dr. Trotta's new major work, Seven Last Words. HAB Sanctuary.
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet Michael John Trotta, 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.
The 2016-2017 season will feature world premieres of three new major works, the release of three new albums all of which culminate in a Carnegie Hall Premiere of the much anticipated SEPTEM VERBUM ULTIMA – (Seven Last Words of Christ) on May 27, 2017. Dr. Trotta will make appearances for composer residencies and masterclasses at South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, Loyola University, Northwestern State University, Louisiana State University as well as appear as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall.
All sessions held in the Sanctuary at Hendricks Avenue Bapltist Church, 4001 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32257. Registration is requested. There is NO cost to participate.