New PARMA Artist: Gregory Wanamaker

We are excited to welcome composer Gregory Wanamaker to the PARMA family! Gregory's first album with PARMA, waves and time, light, and shadows will be released in spring 2018. Combining athletic virtuosity and lyrical expressionism, Gregory Wanamaker’s music has been called “pure gold, shot through with tenderness and grace” (San Francisco Chronicle), “achingly beautiful” (Palm... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Willem van Twillert

We are excited to welcome composer Willem van Twillert to the PARMA family! We will be recording his piece “Branches of Singularity” in the Czech Republic this September. "Branches of Singularity" was originally written as a concerto for symphonic band, but this new orchestration was transcribed by fellow PARMA artist Timothy Lee Miller. We will... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Shirley Mier

We are pleased to announce that composer Shirley Mier has joined the PARMA family! Shirley was commissioned by the Century Chamber Orchestra to compose "Of Lakes and Legends," a suite of four pieces depicting stories and historic locations in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  This new recording of “Of Lakes and Legends” will contribute to an... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Michelle Stanley

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Stanley has joined the PARMA family! Michelle’s first album with us is scheduled to be produced later this year and will be released in 2018. A New England native, Michelle received a M.M and D.M.A in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Emily Sternfeld-Dunn

We are so happy to welcome to welcome soprano Emily Sternfeld-Dunn to the PARMA family! Her first album with PARMA, SHE consists of two American contemporary song cycles.  “Eve-Song” by Jake Heggie tells the story of Adam and Eve, from Eve’s perspective.  Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Too Few Mornings Be" conveys a narrative of hope through eleven... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Emma-Ruth Richards

We are so excited to welcome composer Emma-Ruth Richards to the PARMA Family! We will be working with Emma-Ruth on the recording, release, and performance of her piece "Dark Radiance" for solo cello. The work will be recorded by long time PARMA artist Ovidiu Marinescu and later performed in concert with Trio Casals at Carnegie Hall. "Dark... Continue Reading →

One Step at a Time in the Czech Republic

In preparing to return to the PARMA office from a week of recording sessions in the Czech Republic, I have been doing a lot of thinking about what to say to everyone about this adventure. How do I answer when someone asks "what did you learn?" or "what was the biggest takeaway?" After some serious... Continue Reading →

PARMA Artist Spotlight: Carl Vollrath

Long time PARMA artist Carl Vollrath has signed on to record his orchestral work "And Bugles Sang" with PARMA and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. Carl is a graduate of Stetson University, Columbia University, and received his ED.D from Florida State University. From 1953-1956 he served as a member of the West Point Military Band in West Point,... Continue Reading →

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