Category Archives: Awards

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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Opera Bites Call For Scores Selection

The Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston New Music Initiative have selected Oliver’s short opera Symposium for performance. It will be staged November 10-12 in their Opera Bites program, an evening of short operas. Symposium (libretto by Anne Ray) hovers over the vacant and impersonal landscape of cubicles and hotel conference rooms, following the inner mind of […]

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Trio Siciliano Call for Scores Winner

Trio Siciliano has named Oliver a winner in its Call for Scores. The ensemble will record his trio Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night for their upcoming album with U07 records.  The album will also include music by contemporary composers Stan K, B.C. Jones, Mattia Camuti, Brian Coach, A. Kunduk […]

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Oliver is a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize

Oliver was a named a a semi-finalist for the 2016 American Prize in two categories, Choral Music Composition and Chamber Music Composition.  The award recognize American excellence in the arts Oliver’s nomination in the Choral Music category is for Roots & Wings (lyrics by Meghan Guidry).  In the Chamber Music category, Oliver’s nomination is for his works  Illuminated by […]

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