Category Archives: Awards

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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Oliver Joins Landscape Music Composers Network

Landscape Music invited Oliver to join its network of composers who draw inspiration from landscape and the environment. The Landscape Music Composers Network is a group of living composers from across the U.S. whose music engages with and reflects upon landscape, nature, and place. Including artists both established and emerging, writing in a diverse array of styles for […]

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TEMPO Call for Scores Selection

TEMPO New Music Ensemble has selected Oliver’s trio Illuminated by the Light of Two Ships Passing in the Night (violin, cello, piano) in their recent Call for Scores.  The ensemble will perform Illuminated March 5, 2017 in Northbridge, California.  

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July 11-28: VCCA Fellowship

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts has invited Oliver for a fellowship at their artist colony on 400 acres of Blue Ridge farmland. While in residence Oliver will be working on a new choral composition, setting poetry by Ruth Kessler.  

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Veridian Symphony Orchestra Competition Winner

The Veridian Symphony Orchestra has named Oliver a winner of its 2016 Composers Competition. The ensemble will perform his work Lunastella Fuga on its concerts April 30 and May 1 in Yuba City California.

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American Prize Special Citation

Oliver was awarded a special citation for the American Prize in orchestral composition, “celebrating the variety and vitality of American Composers of works for orchestra.  The recognition is for his work “Journey the West,” co-commissioned by Chinese Symphonic Masterpieces at Harvard University and the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

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