2005 Performances & Events



Jerod was hired as Composer/Music Consultant for the new American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

September 21

Iholba' (The Vision) for Solo Flute, Chamber Orchestra and Chorus premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Master Chorale of Washington and Thomas Robertello, alumnus Assistant Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Emil de Cou, Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Post's review stated that "Tate's connection to nature and the human experience was quite apparent in this piece ... rarer still is his ability to infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism."

Iholba' was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, DC, Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, in honor of the 1996 American Residency Program in Wyoming.

Watch and listen to the premiere of Iholba'

Jerod & Emil
Jerod & Thomas

Jerod with conductor Emil de Cou and flute soloist Thomas Robertello.

August 9 - September 25

Enjoying a second term as Composer-in-Residence for the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composers Apprentice Project (NACAP). During his residency, Jerod teaches composition to high school students on the Hopi and Navajo Indian reservations. After a master class and four private lessons, the students complete a short work for string quartet. These works are performed for their peers at the reservation schools and then presented at the last Grand Canyon Music Festival concert, at the Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon, AZ. This year's resident string quartet was Ethel from New York City.

Watch a performance of NACAP student compositions:

How the River Flows, by David Johnson (Navajo).

Blue on Black, by Kevin Crank (Navajo).

Moon's Lullaby, by Rochelle Chester (Navajo).

Purify, by Ryan Hoosava (Hopi).

Jerod & Hopi Kids
Student Performance

Jerod with NACAP '05 students at school, and final performance with Ethel.

June 13-24

Composer-in-Residence for the inaugural Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy (CSAA) in Ada, OKlahoma. After 10 days of private lessons, students from my tribe completed short works for string quartet. These works were performed by the Crimson String Quartet at the Dorothy Summers Theatre, East Central University. In addition to composition, students were able to major in the disciplines of dance, art, theatre and literature. The evenings performance showcased students from all of these disciplines. The Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy is the first tribally sponsored arts academy in the history of American Indians.

Watch a performance of CSAA student compositions:

Movement I, by Wyas Parker (Chickasaw).

Mix of Minds, by Courtney Parchcorn (Chickasaw).

Sadness Remembered, by Kate Duty (Chickasaw).

Mystery Magic, by Lindsey Fondren (Chickasaw).

Jerod & Wyas
CSAA '05 Students

Jerod with CSAA '05 Students.

June 3-4

Indian Country Diaries Logo

Recording session in Salt Lake City of my new score for Indian Country Diaries: A Seat at the Drum, a PBS documentary co-produced by Native American Public Telecommunications and Adanvdo Vision. The session took place at LA East Studios and was produced by James Bonney.

Salt Lake 3
Salt Lake 1
Salt Lake 2


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