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Jake Runestad news

Jake-Runestad-Headshot-2-e1331324237961Two-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire has been awarded a grant from the Ann Stookey Fund for New Music to commission Jake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition)  for a 20-minute work for voices and strings.

Runestad recently worked with the Osceola All-County Honor Choir as they gave the premiere performance of his new arrangement of “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel.”

Conducted by Philip Brunelle, acclaimed vocal ensemble VocalEssence will perform Runestad’s “Fear Not, Dear Friend” during their featured performance at the ACDA Central Division Conference in Cincinnati. They will also include this work during performances in the Chicago area.

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