Jeremy Gill

Jeremy Gill's compositions set the poetry of many American composers, including Walt Whitman, Lucy Miller Murray, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Dunn, Hart Crane, and Paul Rochberg.

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    Jeremy Gill was born in Harrisburg, PA in 1975 and studied oboe, piano, and composition before completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Pennsylvania. Early accolades included multiple student composer awards from both BMI and ASCAP and a Music Alive orchestra residency (funded by Meet the Composer and the League of American Orchestras) with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. In more recent years, he has received major grants from New Music USA and Chamber Music America and has enjoyed residencies at Copland House and the MacDowell Colony. He is a fellow of American Opera Projects’ Composers & the Voice Program and in 2016 was named Composer in Residence with Chautauqua Opera.

    Major vocal works include the chamber opera Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain (2014), based on the play by Don Nigro, Whitman Portrait (2014) for six singers with piano, Ode (2008) for mezzo, flute, cello, and piano setting texts from Ancient Greece through Dylan Thomas, and Helian (2009), a 40-minute song cycle setting the poem of the same name by Austrian poet Georg Trakl. Helian was recorded by baritone Jonathan Hays, with the composer on piano, for Albany Records in 2011. Major commissions include those from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Concert Artists Guild.

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