The Peabody Post

Jake Runestad Awarded 2022 Rocky Mountain EMMY

Headshot of Jake RunestadJake Runestad (MM ’11, Composition) was awarded the 2022 Rocky Mountain EMMY in Musical Composition/Arrangement for his “Earth Symphony,” what he calls a “35-minute work for chorus and orchestra, is a 5-part dramatic monologue from the voice of a post-anthropocene Mother Earth;” it was commissioned and first performed by Tucson’s True Concord Voices & Orchestra and was aired by Arizona PBS for a TV special called From the Edge to Hope.