New PARMA Artist: Helen MacKinnon

PARMA Recordings is so excited to welcome composer Helen MacKinnon to the PARMA Family! This September we will be recording Helen's choral work "Gloria in excelsis Deo" with the Prague Mixed Choir in Prague, Czech Republic. Helen studied music at The University of Glasgow, specializing in composition with Scottish composer William Sweeney where she earned her... 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: Marta Brankovich

We are so happy to welcome pianist Marta Brankovich to the PARMA family! Her first album with PARMA is inspired by her own journey as an artist, from her Serbian heritage to her time performing in the United States. The album features collaborations with PARMA artist Fredrick Kaufman and acclaimed international concert pianist Kemal Gekić.... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Carlos Simon

We are so thrilled to be welcoming composer and arranger Carlos Simon to the PARMA family! 2018 will see the release of Carlos' album MY ANCESTOR'S GIFT on Ravello Records. "Out of the turmoil and anguish of slavery, unfair laws and systematic oppression, African Americans have birthed the most incredible art forms. I, and many others, have benefited from... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Kamyar Mohajer

We are excited to announce that composer Kamyar Mohajer is joining the PARMA family! This January we'll be making our way across the country to record Kamyar's debut album of his original compositions in California. The album includes five new chamber works with performances from The Alexander String Quartet, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and more. The pieces,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings

Longtime PARMA friend and composer Allen Brings, a New York City native, and member Society of Composers is today's next featured artist for "The Inside Story," a blog series that explores the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? It was Marian Anderson when I heard her... Continue Reading →

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