New PARMA Artist: Michael Slayton

Image from Vanderbilt University 

PARMA is excited to announce that composer Michael Slayton’s album, SURSUM, will be coming out this November on Navona Records. 

Michael’s work has previously been featured on the Navona album SPECTRA – A CONCERT OF MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF CONNECTICUT COMPOSERS INC. His new album will include the piece”Sonate Droyssig” from the SPECTRA album. 

Michael holds both his M.M. and D.M.A. from the Moores School of Music in Houston, TX. 

In addition to his composing work Michael is the editor-in-chief/author of the book Women of Influence in Contemporary Music. The book dives into the lives and music of notable American women in composition. Some of the women featured in the book include PARMA artists Libby Larsen, Marga Richter, and Judith Shatin. In 2013 Women of Influence was awarded the Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music. 

Michael currently serves as the Chair of the Composition and Theory department at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music

Can’t wait to hear SURSUM? Check out a track from the album here. Welcome, Michael! 

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