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Brian Shaw, trumpet

“Brian Shaw epitomizes the versatile twenty-first-century trumpeter.” – Elisa Koehler, Fanfares and Finesse Brian Shaw is the Julian & Sidney Carruth Associate Professor of Trumpet/Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University. He is also Co-Principal Trumpet of the...

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Press Release – The Singing Guitar Album World Premiere

World Premiere Recording of New American Works from Nico Muhly, Kile Smith, and Reena Esmail to be Released September 18, 2020 Click here to view the press release for The Singing Guitar World Premiere. Click here to pre-order your copy! Use code singingstrings at...

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All of Us Virtual Choir Project

All of Us Virtual Choir Project We did it!  Thank you to all of the 477 singers from 45 choirs participating choirs, instrumentalists, their directors, the video team, and our University at Albany partners for bringing our shared song to life! Click here to view the...

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Provisions for the Heart and Soul

Provisions for the Heart and Soul are timely offerings for our Conspirare family. You're invited to join for music and conversations offered in response to these times. Click a date below to be automatically redirected to that article, or scroll through all articles...

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Craig Hella Johnson on The Singing Guitar

“I always want to find ways for listeners to have their own rich experience of knowing a work deeply and being moved by its unique language and expression.” -Craig Hella Johnson Managing director Ann McNair recently asked artistic director Craig Hella Johnson what he...

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Rising Opera Star Credits Conspirare Youth Choir for Success

If you vacation in Hawaii this summer, be sure to catch Brennan Martinez singing the title role of Carmen in The Tragedy of Carmen, Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen as part of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Brennan is a graduate student at the Fletcher...

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Hope of Loving CD Release

“A vivid stream courses beneath Hope of Loving,” observed a Conspirare audience member, “a stream of thrumming, heart-beating voices constantly being born.” Hope of Loving, choral music of Jake Runestad, is available on CD and online streaming starting next month....

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Our Work Echoes Out Beyond Performance

Conspirare is shaping choral education and performance across the country. We checked in with Craig Hella Johnson and three Conspirare vocalists to see how the ensemble is influencing choral music today. Return to the Muse In his role as Artist-in-Residence at Texas...

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My Heart is Full: Songs for Muska

When Craig Hella Johnson recommended I Am the Beggar of the World, a book of traditional Landays folk-couplets by Pashtun women on the Afghanistan and Pakistan border, to friend and fellow composer Jocelyn Hagen, he knew exactly what he was doing. The two-line poems...

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