Michael John Trotta

  • 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
    CM9563 Caritas Abundat
    Great and Fiery Force
    4:41 SSAA
    CM9565 i carry your heart with me
    5:11 SATB
    CM9549 Make Space for Life to Live
    CM9552 Shenandoah
    CM9526 Shenandoah
    CM9534 Shenandoah
    Men’s Chorus
    CM9568 Three American Folk Songs
    Incorporating Traditional Folk Tunes Cindy, The Water is Wide, Old Dan Tucker(arr.)
    4:36 SATB with Piano
    CM9564 Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    ERO CRAS ( I Will Come)
    3:30 Men’s Chorus
    CM9546 Veni, Veni Emmanuel ERO CRAS (I Will Come)
    3:00 Three-part Chorus
    CM9567 Whatever is True
    5:12 Three-part Chorus
    CM9296 Break of Day
    BL1012 Omnia Vincit Amor
    Men’s Chorus
    CM9499 This Present Moment
    4:22 SATB
    CM9418 Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    ERO CRAS ( I Will Come)
    3:35 SATB
    CM9315 Walk Forth Securely
    Gradiaris Secura
    3:55 SATB
    CM9360 What Then?
    3:35 SATB
    BL998 Agnus Dei
    CM9280 Break of Day
    4:28 SSA
    BL950 Gloria
    2:40 SA
    BL843 Hidden In Plain Sight
    Unison Chorus
    BL841 Kyrie
    Unison Chorus
    CM9274 Make Space for Life to Live
    3:28 SA
    BL1035 Omnia Vincit Amor
    2:18 SA
    CM9266 When I Sing to Make You Dance
    CM9436 Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    ERO CRAS (I Will Come)
    2:53 SSAA
    BL1030 Kyrie
    Three-part Chorus
    CM9350 Love Song
    4:06 Three-part Chorus
    CM9283 Make Space for Life to Live
    3:28 Tenor, Bass, Keyboard
    CM9289 Make Space for Life to Live
    3:28 Three-part Chorus
    CM9250 When I Sing to Make You Dance
    Three-part Chorus
    CM9438 Break of Day
    4:29 Men’s Chorus
    CM9343 Song of Myself
    3:54 Men’s Chorus

  • An artist of vision and power.
    –Phoenix Classical

    …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.
    –Fanfare Magazine

    fascinating, infectious
    –Choral Journal

    informs the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time
    –Choral Scholar

    rich harmonies . . . delightful tapestries of sound
    –Stage and Cinema

    elegant singable music with strong spiritual heft
    –Choir and Organ