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
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    SATB
    CM9296 Break of Day CM9296 SATB
    CM9418 Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    ERO CRAS ( I Will Come)
    CM9418 3:35 SATB
    CM9315 Walk Forth Securely
    Gradiaris Secura
    CM9315 3:55 SATB
    CM9360 What Then? CM9360 3:35 SATB
    SA/SSA/Unison
    CM9280 Break of Day CM9280 4:28 SSA
    BL950 Gloria BL950 :2:40 SA
    BL843 Hidden In Plain Sight BL843 3:11 Unison Chorus
    BL841 Kyrie BL841 2:44 Unison Chorus
    CM9274 Make Space for Life to Live CM9274 3:28 SA
    CM9266 When I Sing to Make You Dance CM9266 SSA
    CM9436 Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    ERO CRAS (I Will Come)
    CM9436 :2:53 SSAA
    3-Pt
    CM9350 Love Song
    Liebeslied
    CM9350 4:06 Three-part Chorus
    CM9283 Make Space for Life to Live CM9283 3:28 Tenor, Bass, Keyboard
    CM9289 Make Space for Life to Live CM9289 3:28 Three-part Chorus
    CM9250 When I Sing to Make You Dance CM9250 Three-part Chorus
    Men’s
    CM9438 Break of Day CM9438 :4:29 Men’s Chorus
    CM9343 Song of Myself CM9343 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

    euphonious
    –Gramophone

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