Published October 26, 2017
SANTA FE – During the past week, five Santa Fe music students participated as apprentice composers in intensive workshops, culminating in the premier of five new classical compositions. The young students were coached by nationally known Chickasaw composer-in-residence Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, as part of his IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Art Residency.
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate has been praised and honored for “his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism” (Washington Post). Tate, born in Norman, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. In 2016, Tate was selected as one of five composer-orchestra pairs, to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. As Composer-in-Residence with South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO),
Students compositions will be performed by The UP Quartet (a professional string quartet comprised of musicians from the Santa Fe Symphony and Serenata of Santa Fe) at the El Camino Real Academy on Monday, October 30th at 11:45am. This event is free and open to the public.
El Camino Real Academy is located at 2500 S. Meadows Road in Santa Fe. The performance will take place in the Commons Area.