2008 Performances & Events


November 16

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"Sounds from the Southwest"

Dream World, for woodwinds, percussion and narrator, was performed by Voices of Change at 7:30 p.m., Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX, with Jerod appearing as Guest Composer and Narrator. There was a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with Jerod, moderator Laurie Shulman and composer Anne Strickland.

That following week, Jerod toured Dallas elementary schools with Voices of Change and performed his work entitled Spirit Chief Names the Animal People, for woodwind trio, piano and narrator.

Sounds from the Southwest

November 8

Classical Native Header

Seven of Jerod's composition students had their works performed by the Ambrosia String Quartet at the National Museum of the American Indian and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during the third annual Classical Native music program. Emmanuel Gray (Navajo) will played a solo classical guitar recital, followed by the Ambrosia String Quartet performing the works of Paris Fairbanks (Ojibwe), Wyas Parker (Chickasaw), Courtney Parchcorn (Chickasaw), Emmanuel Gray (Navajo), Joel Waukazo (Ojibwe), Katelyn Duty (Chickasaw) and Ryan Hoosava (Hopi).

Click here to watch the entire Kennedy Center performance,
Click on an image to watch the individual student works:

Katelyn Duty Emmanuel Gray Ambrosia Quartet Joel WaukazoRyan Hoosava Courtney Parchcorn Wyas Parker Paris Fairbanks

November 6

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Native American Program Logo

Jerod was Guest Speaker at the Third Annual First Nations Week, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans at Dartmouth represent more than 50 Indian Nations throughout the U.S. and Canada. They work to foster Native American heritage, ideas, and culture, as well as to promote contemporary Native issues within the Dartmouth community. Therefore, they believe it is essential to bring in a wide range of Native people who address various questions and topics in Indian Country. First Nations Week is an opportunity for Native students to engage with prominent and respected leaders of tribal communities. Additionally, this event serves as an opportunity to educate the larger Dartmouth community, who might not be aware of the political, cultural, identity and environmental issues Native people face.

Jerod's presentation, entitled Chickasaw Classical Music, was held at 6:30pm at Carson Hall Room L02, and was followed by an informal dinner at the Native American House.

For more information, please e-mail Native.Americans.at.Dartmouth@Dartmouth.edu or call (918) 798-0328.

September 26

Untitled #19 (Pyro)

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The Playground presents Untitled #19 (Pyro), a performance at the Denver Museum of Art . Jerod's work entitled Taloa' Hiloha (Thunder Song) was performed by Jason Rodon.

September 25

1's and 2's

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Jerod's work entitled Taloa' Hiloha (Thunder Song) was performed by Jason Rodon at the Lamont School of Music Hamilton Hall, Denver, Colorado. The Playground is Colorado's premiere contemporary music ensemble in residence at Denver University Lamont School of Music.

September 21

Bosque Chamber Music Society Logo

The Bosque Chamber Music Society performed Spirit Chief Names the Animal People, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano and narrator. Loretta Krein is Artistic Director and clarinetist. The performance took place at 3:00pm, Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, NM. Conroy Chino (Acoma) was the guest narrator.

Conroy Chino, guest narrator

August 13

Native America Calling Logo

Jerod was the featured artist on Native America Calling with Producer and Host, Harlan McKosato. Harlan and Jerod talked about his recent recording with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Listen to the online archive.

Callers from around the country participated in the discussion and the first ten callers received a free CD of Tate's recording with the San Francisco Symphony.

Harlan McKosato Jerod Tate
Harlan McKosato - Jerod Tate

August 1

Distincly Oklahoma Logo

Jerod was featured in the August edition of Distinctly Oklahoma.

July 17

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with Resident Conductor Thomas Wilkins, performed Shakamaxon for String Orchestra, 7:00pm, at the the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Shakamaxon was commissioned by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony and premiered Ma 9 with Karl Middleman conducting.

July 14-25

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy
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Jerod was Composer-in-Residence for the fourth 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 08 Comp Kids
CSAA 2008 Composition Class

Watch a performance of the CSAA '08 student compositions:

The Calling, by Aubrey Halford (Cherokee/Chickasaw)

The Seven Seas, by Dylan Bennett (Chickasaw)

Iskanosi, by Amanda Shackleford (Chickasaw)

The River of Our Times, by Amanda Shackleford (Chickasaw)

Here's the Hurt, by Kate Duty (Chickasaw)

Fantasia, by Cruise Berry (Chickasaw)

Innocence, by Courtney Parchcorn (Chickasaw)

Lucky's Charm, by Johnothan Bomboy (Chickasaw)

June 14


Conductors/Musicians: Role of Performers in the Community

Jerod was a guest panelist for the National Performing Arts Convention in Denver, CO. Addressing the needs of creative thinking in the classical community, he was joined by:

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School; Michael Morgan, Music Director of Oakland East Bay Symphony; Robert Wagner, Principal Bassoon with the New Jersey Symphony; Gaylon Patterson, assistant principal second violin for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra; Lisa Dixon, Director of Community Engagement & Operations for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

June 10

Colorado Matters LogoRyan Warner

Ryan Warner, host of KCFR's Colorado Matters, interviews Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate about the release of his new album, recorded by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus.


A clip of Jerod's interview was also featured during Morning Edition on KCFR.

SFS Album Cover

May 17


"...it effectively invokes the timeless lives of a people who inhabited this region for 15,000 years before the first European settlers crossed the Atlantic." - Tom Purdom

Read the full Broad Street Review

May 13


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"Tate has an uncanny ability to synthesize his nationalistic ideas into his musical language instead of smearing nationalistic touches onto the music like icing on a cake." - Jay Batzner

Read the full Sequenza/21 Review

May 9


Jerod's new composition entitled Shakamaxon, commissioned by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, will premier Friday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. at the Trinity Center, 22nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, conducted by Karl Middleman.

April 25 & 26

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Taloa' Hiloha, for Solo Timpani will be performed by The Playground at the King Center recital hall at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media, Auroria Campus. Both concerts are at 7:30pm and are free to the public. The Playground is a musical ensemble dedicated to the ground-breaking works of the 20th century, as well as the music of our own time. With intriguing programs in diverse settings they aim to expand common conceptions of both contemporary music and the chamber ensemble.

Playground Group

March 12

The Oklahoman Interview

Jerod interviewed on The Oklahoman - NEWSOK.com

February 6-9

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Jerod @ OCU Composers Forum

Jerod was Resident Composer and Guest Lecturer for Dr. Edward Knight's composition students and Dr. Matthew Mailman's conducting students at Oklahoma City University.

Oklahoma Creativity Logo

That evening, he was officially inducted as a Creativity Ambassador for the State of Oklahoma, an honor bestowed upon him by Kim Henry, First Lady of the State of Oklahoma. The official launch of this Oklahoma Creativity Project took place with a gala event at the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. There, his composition entitled Dream World was performed by faculty members from Oklahoma City University, conducted by Dr. Matthew Mailman, with Jerod appearing as Narrator.

February 6

OKC Channel 9 Interview

Jerod interviewed on Channel 9 in Oklahoma City.


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