More Music from Indian Teens

For the second summer, I’ve piloted the South Dakota Symphony’s Music Composition Academies for teens living on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Sisseton Reservations, and in Rapid City.  Jeff Paul and Michael Begay again joined me as inspiring faculty.  Almost every young composer who participated last year returned along with fascinating new recruits.  In all, we now have 19 new works, some dealing head-on with tragedies facing indigenous peoples, some evoking aspects of the composers’ lives, some just downright fun to listen to.  They will all be performed in September by the Dakota String Quartet or Dakota Wind Quintet – every note and marking having been determined by the young composers – in public venues in Spearfish and Sisseton, and in the high schools of every young composer.  Word is getting out.  We want to hear what’s on kids’ minds and in their hearts.  We need the music they can imagine – truly the music of the future.   To check out last year’s set of Academy pieces, click here, courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Then stay tuned – soon enough I’ll be posting this year’s crop!

Upcoming Performances

  1. Chimera – Premiere!

    October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Sargent’s Women at Sacramento State

    October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


American Violin Concertos

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Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Fire In Heaven And Earth

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The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

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The American Evolution

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FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

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