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2021 American Prize Finalist!

Oliver is a Semi-Finalist for the 2021 American Prize in Vocal Chamber Music Composition, for The Big Deception! Scored for soprano, mezzo, cello and piano, The Big Deception shares the story of Irene Da Silva and Ivete Souza, as told in their own words. Irene was approved for a United States Green Card and instructed to return to […]

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2021 American Prize Semi-Finalist

Oliver is a Semi-Finalist for the 2021 American Prize in Vocal Chamber Music Composition, for The Big Deception! Scored for soprano, mezzo, cello and piano, The Big Deception shares the story of Irene Da Silva and Ivete Souza, as told in their own words. Irene was approved for a United States Green Card and instructed […]

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Penn State New Music Festival

The Penn State New Music Festival will present Oliver’s octet Krummholz Variations in a live-streamed performance on March 19. Oliver’s music was selected from an open call for scores with over 500 submissions. Krummholz Variations (flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones) is a tone poem that recalls aspects of life in the alpine […]

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American Prize, Third Place Winner

Yesterday, Oliver was named an Third Place Winner for his choral work We Exist, with lyrics by Naseem Rakha. We Exist responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia with a call for love of people of all races, faiths and genders. Oliver is also a 2019-20 Honored Artist of the American Prize. The honorees, […]

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American Prize Finalist

Yesterday, Oliver was named an American Prize Finalist for his choral work We Exist, with lyrics by Naseem Rakha. We Exist responds to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia with a call for love of people of all races, faiths and genders. Oliver is also a 2019-20 Honored Artist of the American Prize. The honorees, […]

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Ragdale Foundation Residency

Oliver is on residency at the Ragdale Foundation February 3-28. Located on the former estate of renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale offers artists time and space to work in an inspirational setting. While, in residence, Oliver is working on two new works for chorus and orchestra: Worth the Wait (lyrics by Meghan Guidry) and […]