THE INSIDE STORY: Lionel Sainsbury and PRISMA

Lionel Sainsbury, a multifaceted composer and pianist, released his deep-space inspired composition Time of the Comet on the newest PARMA compilation album PRISMA, a collection of contemporary works for orchestra. Today, Sainsbury is our next featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Read on to... Continue Reading →

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Hello! I’m Emily Garcia, a Marketing intern with PARMA Recordings this spring semester. A little bit about me: I’m a professional violinist and fiddle player with a passion for performance. As I’m nearing the end of college and looking ahead to my future career, I’ve been faced with the challenge of keeping my work and... Continue Reading →


Drawing inspiration from history as well as the future, Steven Kemper has released his newest album MYTHICAL SPACES through Ravello Records. The album showcases his unique blend of classical composition and cutting edge technology. Today, Steven is our next featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of... Continue Reading →


Matthew Burtner, one of today's most innovative composers and creators, has released a new kind of musical experience: THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY. Using the cutting edge technology "Nomads," software that enables audience participation through mobile devices, the album bridges the gap between performance and technology, audience and artist. As Burtner writes, “the piece empowers people as creative agents in an... Continue Reading →

Mara Gibson and The Inside Story: SKY-BORN

Composer Mara Gibson's upcoming release SKY-BORN is her debut album on Navona Records.  Gibson has received countless grants and honors, including those from American Composer’s Forum, Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP and more. Today,  Gibson is the next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities... Continue Reading →

New PARMA Artist: Cynthia Folio

We're pleased to welcome composer Cynthia Folio to the PARMA family! Cynthia's "At The Edge of Great Quiet" for SSAA Choir and Piano, which we will record in November, was commissioned by Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. and the Delta Me Chapter of SAI, Temple University College of Music. It is a setting of four... Continue Reading →

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