I Think it was the Fourth of July…

With Independence Day being this week, what are your plans? Barbecues, beaches, parades, maybe even some fireworks? No matter how you celebrate, Independence Day gives Americans an opportunity to reflect on who we are, where we have been, and where we are going, and music plays a key part in that reflection. Music has honored... 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 →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SEPARATION

Composer Paula Diehl's released her double-album SEPARATION on Navona Records in June of last year. On this release,  Deihl represents the unique characteristics of each instrument featured to shine through in explorations of harmonic content and structure in a rich catalog of works for both small and large ensembles. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review says "The... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Andrew Schultz

Andrew Schultz, an Australian composer who is currently teaching music at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, studied music at the Universities of Queensland and Pennsylvania and at King's College London, where he's received awards and fellowships. In addition to Falling Man/Dancing Man, featured on Navona Records' most recent compilation album WINTER'S WARMTH,... Continue Reading →

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