Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate and South Dakota Symphony gear up for Music Alive residency

Posted on: January 5, 2017

“Chickasaw classical composer and Oklahoma City resident Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra have agreed to a three-year residency linking composer and orchestra in a nationwide Music Alive program” from the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA, writes Brandy McDonnell in Tuesday’s (1/3) Oklahoman. “The program is designed to create beautiful symphonic music while training children to compose or spark musical talent…. ‘I am so excited to be a part of this and so grateful our 2012 Lakota Music Project [at the SDSO] left such a positive impact,’ Tate said…. When the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra learned of potential grants from the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA as part of ‘Music Alive,’ it was on the phone to Tate immediately to see if a residency was possible. Tate leaped at the opportunity…. Tate’s critically acclaimed original compositions, featuring differing tribal languages, have been performed by many orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada.” Other orchestras recently receiving Music Alive residency grants include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Click here for more on Music Alive. 

Posted January 5, 2017

Pictured: Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate in his studio