2007 Performances & Events


November 8-11

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Jerod appeared and performed at the National Museum of the American Indian, for the second annual Classical Native Music Program. Classical Native unites American Indian classical composers and musicians through a four-day musical cornucopia of recitals, chamber music concerts, school programs, as well as a roundtable with the composers. These programs demonstrate the strikingly diverse talents of the American Indian music community and further the NMAI's mission to dispel commonly held perceptions about the lives and cultures of America's native peoples. The Contemporary Music Forum performed Jerod's work, Dream World Blesses Me, with Jerod as Narrator.


NMAI Musicians

American Indian composers and performers: Steven Alvarez, David Yeagley, Vince Redhouse, Raven Chacon, Gabriel Ayala, Tim Archambault and Jerod Tate.

November 1

Musical Arts Series

Jerod was Guest Composer and Lecturer for the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. This was part of the SOSU Native American Symposium, sponsored by the Red River Arts Council. Jerod spent the day teaching SOSU music theory students and at Northwest Heights Elementary School students about American Indian music & composition. At 7:30pm, there was a public music lecture by Tate, followed by a performance of his composition Spirit Chief Names the Animal People, with guest narrator, Honorable Charles Tate (Jerod's dad), at the SOSU Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Jerod & Spirit Chief Players

Jerod, SOSU trio and Judge Tate.

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Jerod with Northwest Heights Elementary School students.

October 27 & 28

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Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis

Nitoshi' Imali, Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, premiered with soloist and GFA International Solo Competition winner, Jason Vieaux, and the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, conducted by Cary John Franklin. Nitoshi ' Imali was commissioned by The Joyce Foundation in 2006 when Jerod was the recipient of The Joyce Award.

Jason Vieaux performing Nitoshi' Imali

Jason in performance

Jason, Cary, Jerod

Jason, Cary and Jerod at reception

Jason, Ursula, Jerod

Jason, Ursula and Jerod

October 4

Jerod was Master of Ceremonies for the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards in Tishomingo, Oklahoma at the Murray State College ballroom.

July 16-27

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy
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Jerod was Composer-in-Residence for the third annual Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy. The Chickasaw Nation is the only tribe in the United States that sponsors it's own fine arts academy. Chickasaw and American Indian students, ages 8-19, major in Art, Dance, Literature, Music Composition Theatre and Video Production, culminating in a grand public performance at the end of the academy. For more information, contact Laura.Stewart@chickasaw.net.

CSAA 2007 Composition Class

Watch a performance of the CSAA '07 student compositions:

Baldwin, by Allen Blankenship.

Scherzo, by Zachary Garcia (Chickasaw).

Forgotten Dreams, by Skye Shackleford (Chickasaw).

Another Day of Darkness, by Brett Alexander (Choctaw).

The Memories Start Now, by Kate Duty (Chickasaw).

Forest in the Dark, by Amanda Shackleford (Chickasaw).

The Score, by Dane Alexander (Choctaw).

The Sacred Dance, by Brandon Blankenship (Chickasaw).

Loving Memories, by Courtney Parchcorn (Chickasaw).

This Thing Called Life, by Christopher Bennett (Mississippi Choctaw).

When I Wake, by Cruise Berry (Chickasaw).

Merlin's Revenge, by Johnothan Bomboy (Chickasaw).

Ukraine, by Wyas Parker (Chickasaw).

June 16

OK Mozart International Festival

OK Mozart Festival

Under the baton of Leon Fleisher, the Amici New York chamber orchestra performed Jerod's composition entitled The Indian Spirit of Mesa Falls at the OK Mozart International Festival, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This was performed in the Grand Finale Concert of the season.

Leon, Katherine, Jerod

Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson-Fleisher and Jerod Tate.

March 19-24

Joyce Award Teaching Residency

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Jerod enjoyed his first term as Composer-in-Residence for the Joyce Award community outreach event. During his residency, Jerod taught composition to American Indian high school students in Minneapolis. After a master class and four private lessons, each student completed a short work for string quartet. These works were performed in a formal public recital at Macalester College in Saint Paul, by members of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis.

Watch a performance of the student compositions:

Lafrescia, by Vicki San Roman (Aztec)

Speeding Raindrops, by Loretta Chosa (Ojibway)

Waves, by David Sam (Ojibway)

The Song of the Ride, by Joel Waukazo (Ojibway)

Coyote March on a Full Moon, by Paris Fairbanks (Ojibway)


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