Michael John Trotta is one of the most “exciting and prominent new composers of choral music,” a sought-after conductor, and dynamic clinician. He brings an “intimate knowledge of the human voice,” a “rare sensitivity to the capabilities of a choral ensemble,” and years of experience as an inspiring educator to thousands of singers each year. His award-winning commissions are frequently performed at Carnegie Hall, at national conventions (ACDA, NAfME, AGO, TMEA), and his recordings are broadcast worldwide. Dr. Trotta lives in New York City with his wife Rachel where he works as a full time composer, conductor, and clinician with choirs throughout the country.
Trotta recently conducted world premieres of three new major works, Light Shines in the Darkness, For a Breath of Ecstasy, and the Carnegie Hall Premiere of much the anticipated Seven Last Words – (SEPTEM VERBUM ULTIMA). In addition to the release of three new recordings, the coming seasons will feature a new song cycle for Baritone and Soprano commemorating the centennial of Sara Teasdale’s Pulitzer Prize winning Love Songs, a violin concerto for Andej Kurti, and his next major work for choir and orchestra, Magnificat.
Dr. Trotta frequently appears as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and has made appearances at the Texas Music Educators Association – TMEA Convention, American Choral Directors Association – ACDA National Convention and has had composer residencies and clinics at SCMEA Conference, Loyola University, Northwestern State University, and in 2019 he will conduct the TN All State Choir.
For more information, a full list of works, recordings, visit www.mjtrotta.com
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Signature Series Caritas Abundat Great and Fiery Force 4:41 SSAA i carry your heart with me 5:11 SATB Make Space for Life to Live SATB Shenandoah(arr.) SATB Shenandoah(arr.) SSAA Shenandoah(arr.) Men’s Chorus Three American Folk SongsIncorporating Traditional Folk Tunes Cindy, The Water is Wide, Old Dan Tucker(arr.) 4:36 SATB with Piano Veni, Veni EmmanuelERO CRAS ( I Will Come) 3:30 Men’s Chorus Veni, Veni Emmanuel ERO CRAS (I Will Come) 3:00 Three-part Chorus Whatever is True 5:12 Three-part Chorus SATB Break of Day SATB Omnia Vincit Amor Men’s Chorus This Present Moment 4:22 SATB Veni, Veni EmmanuelERO CRAS ( I Will Come) 3:35 SATB Walk Forth SecurelyGradiaris Secura 3:55 SATB What Then? 3:35 SATB SA/SSA/Unison Agnus Dei SA Break of Day 4:28 SSA Gloria 2:40 SA Hidden In Plain Sight Unison Chorus Kyrie Unison Chorus Make Space for Life to Live 3:28 SA Omnia Vincit Amor 2:18 SA When I Sing to Make You Dance SSA Veni, Veni EmmanuelERO CRAS (I Will Come) 2:53 SSAA 3-Pt Kyrie Three-part Chorus Love SongLiebeslied 4:06 Three-part Chorus Make Space for Life to Live 3:28 Tenor, Bass, Keyboard Make Space for Life to Live 3:28 Three-part Chorus When I Sing to Make You Dance Three-part Chorus Men’s Break of Day 4:29 Men’s Chorus Song of Myself 3:54 Men’s Chorus
An artist of vision and power.
…weaves rich harmonies and memorable melodic lines into delightful tapestries of sound
–Stage and Cinema
The choir is faultless, perfectly balanced. Trotta creates tonal, textured, richly-colored tapestries of sound and emotion, showcasing his intimate knowledge of the human voice and his sensitivities to the capabilities of a choral ensemble.
informs the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time
rich harmonies . . . delightful tapestries of sound
–Stage and Cinema
elegant singable music with strong spiritual heft
–Choir and Organ