“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” (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.
I have been selected as a semi-finalist in the Composers Choral and the Composers Vocal Chamber categories of The American Prize, national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org
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.
At the Region VI Conference of Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) at the University of Texas – Arlington, February 2-4, 2017, the Opera Workshop featured a scene from Pilate’s Wife, a recently completed chamber opera by Jerry Casey.
Lift Up Your Voice Volume I (sold in sets of 2)
6 New Songs: Hear the Sound of Bells A-Ringing; The Agony of Gethsemane, Jesus Understands; The Lord Lives; Only One Name; I Will Clear the Road
The string orchestra work, Conflict and Reconciliation, was performed at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, on October 6, 5:00 p.m., as a part of the 2016 Annual Conference of Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers. The Belhaven University Orchestra is under the direction of Song Xie.
Autumn, a choral work for SSAATB a cappella, was performed by a select choir for the 2015 Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers Annual Conference which was held at Malone University, in Canton, Ohio, in October, 2015. The choir was under the direction of Dr. Jon Peterson.
Project Encore, a free catalog of contemporary choral music reviewed and endorsed by a panel of renowned conductors, has recently selected Mrs. Casey’s Autumn (SSAATB a cappella) to be a part of its catalog. Earlier her work, What Shall We Bring? (SSAATTBB a cappella) was also added to the Project Encore catalog.
Variations on Holy Manna (for 3 standard flutes and alto flute) was performed on a concert, November 11, 2015, sponsored by Women in Music – Columbus. The concert was held at the Riley Auditorium in the Battelle Fine Arts Center on the campus of Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio. The performers were Amy Grooms, Kristin Gustofson, Samantha Gossett, and Sarah Luckey.