O, Death, Rock Me Asleep

“O, Death, Rock Me Asleep” (poetry of Anne Boleyn), a work for soprano and solo violin will be performed at the fourth annual International Festival of Music by Women at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, in early March, 2020. The composition will also be performed for the National Society of Composers, Inc. 2020 Conference to be held at the University of Texas-Arlington in late March, 2020.

Bird Raptures (Soprano/Solo Flute)

“Bird Raptures” (poetry by Christina Rossetti) for soprano and solo flute was premiered at the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI) Region III Conference at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, March 24, 2018. Performers were Rachel Holland, soprano, and Patti Watters, flute. Dr. Cheryl Coker performed the work on her faculty recital at Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, on February 1, 2019. Dr. Coker, soprano, was joined by Gayle Entredin on flute. At the National Association of Music Teachers (NATS), Southern Region meeting at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, in early November, 2019, Dr. Coker repeated the work, this time with flutist, Tara Schwab. The positive response of students and teachers at the recital resulted in a link to my website being posted on the NATS Southern Region web site through the end of this year. Dr. Coker also confirmed that she would be singing “Bird Raptures” for the fourth annual International Festival of Music by Women at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi, in March, 2020.

Out of the Depths (Piano) performed at Music by Women Festival

At the second annual International Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS, Out of the Depths, a work commissioned by Iowa Composer’s Forum through the Marilynn Etzel Piano Commission, was performed by the award-winning pianist Jonathan Levin, who recently made his solo debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Mr. Levin is the the Artistic Director and Founder of the Clayton Piano Festival in Clayton, NC.  The Festival was held from March 1-3,  2018.

Jerry Casey Was Featured Guest Composer

The McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Worthington, Ohio, Antoine Clark, director, featured Jerry Casey as guest composer on a concert performed on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., in the McConnell Arts Center Concert Hall. The orchestra performed her work, “The Musicians of Bremen,” for Chamber Orchestra and Narrator. The narrator was Sarah Luckay. Mrs. Casey, now residing in Naples, Florida, was present for the concert.

The rest of the program featured winners of the Women in Music – Columbus Scholarship Auditions performing concerto movements accompanied by the orchestra.