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 →

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 →

Artist Interview w/ Hans Bakker and Peter Greve

We posed a few questions to PARMA Artists Hans Bakker and Peter Greve in advance of their upcoming split release: LINES TO INFINITY (out January 13th). Both artists were included on last January's compilation, PINNACLE (along with composers Daniel Perttu, Steven Block, and Kevin M. Walczyk), and since both Netherlands-based composers discovered they lived right down the... 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 →

New PARMA Artist – Leonard Ball

We're pleased to share that composer Leonard Ball is currently working with PARMA towards a finished recording of his chamber work titled "..leaves ~~~ (he.. ~ she.. ~ the.. ~)" for flute, viola, and harp. Leonard V. Ball, Jr. is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the University of Georgia. He was... Continue Reading →

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