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Ragdale Foundation Residency

Oliver is on residency at the Ragdale Foundation September 10 – October 5. 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 In the Direction of Dreams, a new work for clarinet, cello and […]

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American Prize Semi-Finalist

The American Prize named Oliver a semi-finalist for the 2017 prize in vocal chamber music composition for Connect All. We All Connect (soprano, horn, piano). The piece, commissioned by Anne Howarth, explores the strength and fragility of human connection through poignant lyrics by mater palindromist Barry Duncan. It is the capstone track on Oliver’s new album You Are Not […]

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Oliver Appointed Artistic Director of Juventas!

The Board of Directors of Juventas New Music Ensemble has appointed Oliver Artistic Director! As the leader of Juventas, he will be responsible for setting the artistic vision, curating concert programming and overseeing administrative operations. Oliver’s long long-term partnership with Juventas has included performances of 15 of his works, including 5 premieres, studio recordings, and two terms on the […]

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Recording Academy Welcomes Oliver

The Recording Academy has recognized Oliver’s work in the field with a voting membership. He’ll have the honor of voting on Grammy Awards in the top categories, as well as classical field specialties.

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June 3: Trio Mélange Performs “Connect All.”

New Music on the Bayou selected Oliver’s trio Connect All We All Connect (soprano, horn, piano) from its international call for scores.  Trio Mélange will perform the piece on June 3 at the festival’s finale concert in the Strauss Theatre Center. Connect All. We All Connect. (lyrics by Barry Duncan) probes the strength and fragility of human connection. At […]

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July 28 – August 17: VCCA Fellowship

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) has invited Oliver back for a fourth fellowship this summer.  A storied artist colony on 400 acres of Blue Ridge farmland, VCCA provides composers, authors and visual artists space and time to work in an inspirational setting. While in residence, Oliver will be working on a new arrangement of his short opera Symposium, to […]

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