2009 Performances & Events


January 29

Playground 80210

The Playground Logo

The Playground presented Playground 80210, a performance at the Lamont School of Music Hamilton Hall. Jerod's work entitled Inchokkillissa, for Guitar and Percussion was performed by Jason Rodon and Johnathan Leathwood.

February 29 & March 1


Musica Sacra

The Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Catherine Sailer, performed Indian Spirit at Mesa Falls, with Jerod at the keyboard.

February 29, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO $15 Adult/$10 Senior/$5 Student

March 1, 3:00pm, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO $15 Adult/$10 Senior/$5 Student

June 18-20

Oklahoma Arts Institute

Jerod was Composer-in-Residence at the Oklahoma Arts Institute Quartz Mountain. On Friday, June 19 he presented a master class to the orchestra and chorus students, discussing careers in classical composition. That evening, the entire academy met for another general seminar. On Saturday, June 20, at 7pm, the Quartz Mountain Institute Orchestra and Corus presented a program featureing two movements from Jerod's Shilombisho Ittayallittook (Worth of the Soul), conducted by Christian Knapp.

July 8

Winter Moons on Classical Discoveries
Winter Moons Picture

Jerod's Winter Moons ballet score aired on Classical Discoveries, WPRB, 103.3FM, Princeton, NJ. This unique radio program is devoted to little known repertoire of all musical periods with an emphasis on the old (Baroque and before) and the "New Classical Music." With host and producer Marvin Rosen, Classical Discoveries has been on the air since May 1997 and is the winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Broadcast Award for 2005. This is the second time Jerod's music has been featured on Classical Discoveries.

Listen to the broadcast

July 15-18

Governor's School for the Arts
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Jerod was Guest Composer for The West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts 2009, held at West Liberty State College in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. This select program is open to West Virginia tenth-graders who write, dance, sing, play an instrument, acts, draws/paints, or works in digital media.

Conducted by Dr. Matthew Inkster, the GSA music students performed Jerod's composition Spirit Chief Names the Animal People, with Jerod narrating.

July 20-31

Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy
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Jerod was Composer-in-Residence for the fifth 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.

August 20 & 21

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Jerod's À Bec Quintet, for Flute, American Indian Flute, Clarinet, Basson and Bass Clarinet was premiered at the Sant Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marc Neikrug, Artistic Director. Commissioned by R. Carlos Nakai, the À Bec Quintet introduces the American Indian Flute into classical woodwind quintet repertoire. Guest artists include Tara Helen O’Connor, flute;
Todd Levy, clarinet; Sunshine Simmons, bass clarinet; Theodore Soluri, bassoon.

As Guest Composer, Jerod gave a master class to composition students and a pre-concert lecture.

A Bec Quintet

November 21 & 22

Lowak Shoppala'
(Fire and Light)

Chickasaw Seal
Continental harmony Logo

Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light), for Orchestra and Children's Chorus, premiered as part of the opening of the new Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulpher, Oklahoma. Commissioned by the American Composers Forum Continental Harmony Project, Fire and Light featured the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, Chickasaw Children's Choir, Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe and the Chickasaw Nation Living History Players.

Narrative is by Linda Hogan, world famous Chickasaw author and Pulizer Prize finalist. Set and costume design is by Margaret Roach Wheeler, 2009 “Best of Class” winner, Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market.

Lowak Shoppala' Ad


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