The Peabody Post

Jake Runestad Wins Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission

runestadJake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition; MM ’12, Music Theory Pedagogy) has been awarded the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission from the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), an honor he now shares with Dominick Argento, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Eric Whitacre among others. His piece A Silence Haunts Me uses text from Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament, adapted by Todd Boss, and will be premiered on Friday, March 1, at the ACDA National Conference in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. The world premiere of the piece will be performed by Capital University Chapel Choir, conducted by Dr. Lynda Hasseler. An article about the piece and Runestad’s life by Jonathan Talberg was published in the February 2019 issue of Choral Journal.

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