ANON ENSEMBLE (04/13)—"The Atlanta-based Anon Ensemble is a trio dedicated to expanding the horizons of chamber music. The unique instrumentation (flute, viola, bassoon) lends itself to many different styles of music. With only one existing work for this combination prior to the group's formation, Anon has created imaginative new arrangements which are both exciting and accessible. The group commissioned composer Eva Kendrick to write their signature piece, Juntos, which means "together" in Spanish." (From the Anon Ensemble website). For a list of upcoming concerts featuring Juntos, you can visit the Anon Ensemble Website or Eva Kendrick's Concert Page.
NEWS BITES (04/13)—There are several exciting upcoming performances this summer in places my music has never been performed! I am also pleased to announce I have been accepted into the UUMN Musical Leadership Certification Program which will begin this summer. I have been selected to perform as a vocalist for the Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly in 2013, and one of my original choral pieces, "Awake, Arise!" has also been selected to be read at the UU Musicians Network Conference in Dallas, TX this summer.
UPCOMING CHORAL PREMIERE (01/13)—Kendrick's piece "Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make" (Sonnet 145), commissioned by the Milford High School Chamber Choir, will be performed under the direction of conductor Josh Nannestad on March 6. Details can be found on the Concert Page.
NEW SCORES ADDED TO STORE (01/13)—Two new choral scores have been added to the Store page. The two new pieces are "When the Boy Met Noelle," a Christmas anthem for SATB, tenor solo, soprano solo and piano, and "New England Madrigal," an SATB quartet or choral piece from the "Emily" chamber opera.
EMILY VIDEOS ADDED (11/12)—Three scenes from the 2012 performance of Kendrick's chamber opera Emily have been added to the Music & Video Page, featuring soloists Becca Kornet, John Kornet and Anney Barrett. Watch them here.
EMILY SONGS UPLOADED (11/12)—Two recordings from the recent live performance of "Emily," and a performance of Kendrick's fantasy for Flute & Piano, "Nine Years, Two Miles," by flutist Pamela Schuett have been added to the Audio Player.
THANKSGIVING CHOIR ANTHEM ADDED TO WEB STORE (10/12)—"For the World We See," a new choir anthem by Kendrick for SATB and piano, has been added to the webstore. You can view a copy here.
EMILY DVDs & CDs AVAILABLE (10/12)—DVDs and CDs from the recent production of "Emily" are now available for sale, $15 apiece. To make an order, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to order online, visit the Store Page.
NEW PHOTOS ADDED!—(09/12) Photos from the "Emily" performances and press photos have been added to the Photos Page and pictures from this summer's Eva Kendrick Voice Studio Broadway Scenes Recital on the Lessons Page. Thanks to the Medfield Press for the wonderful pictures and coverage of the successful event!
NEW SONG ON MUSIC PAGE—(09/12) A video of Kendrick's song "Be On Your Own Side," which was performed at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu in August this year, has been uploaded to the Music & Video page. Click here to watch!
EMILY IN CONCERT—(08/12) Kendrick's chamber opera Emily, based on the life of and including poems by the Amherst poet Emily Dickinson, will be performed at First Parish Medfield in concert on September 21 & 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. This is the first full performance of Emily in several years, since the Longfellow House Summer Concert Series in Cambridge. Performers will include Boston opera singer Noell Dorsey, as well as Becca and John Kornet and many more.
TULSA PERFORMANCES—(07/12) Eva will be performing some of her original music at the 30th UUMN Conference in Tulsa, OK. She will perform original compositions at the luncheon recital series (date TBA) and as part of the solo repertoire recital on July 21st.
EVA KENDRICK RISING STAR AWARD—·(06/12) Earlier this month, at the Community Music Center of Boston concert celebrating 25 years of the Intensive Study Project, Eva Kendrick, the Assistant Director of ISP, presented four students with awards for outstanding achievements. Michael Lopez received the Ann Miklich Great Strides Award; Jackie Ma received the A.J. McCaffrey Spirit Award; Kendrick's voice student John Carney received the Calvin Herst Excellence in Music Award; and Charlotte Goddu (pictured below) received the Eva Kendrick Rising Star Award, for a first-year ISP student who has shown remarkable talent, commitment and a wonderful attitude.
UUMN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT—(05/12) Kendrick has received a scholarship from the Unitarian-Universalist Musician's Network to attend the annual UUMN Conference, which will be held in Tulsa, OK. She is happy to represent her church, First Parish Medfield, and will be performing original songs at their Luncheon Recital Series as well.
STUDENT ACHIVEMENTS—(03/12) Several students from the Eva Kendrick Voice Studio have recently won accolades! John K. McElroy II received 2nd Place in the Boston National Association of Teachers of Singing Musical Theatre Festival, Boston Chapter, where Molly Quinlan and Jessica Price received honorable mentions. Jessica Price was a finalist of the Rhode Island Chapter of the NATS Musical Theatre Festival and won 3rd place in the Art Song & Aria Division. Mike Myers received 2nd Place in the Musical Theatre Division.
NEW AUDIO UPLOADS—(02/12) I have added the audio recording of my new Elizabeth Bishop song cycle From Thought to Page to my Audio player. The piece was premiered at the John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series in Boston on February 16, 2012, and was performed by sopano Jessica Price.
JOINING DEAN COLLEGE FACULTY—(01/12) I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join the faculty at Dean College. It is a great joy, and I am honored to be teaching with such a wonderful Performing Arts faculty on the beautiful and historic Dean campus.
COLLEGE CLASS INSTRUCTION — (01/12) In the Spring 2012 semester, I will be teaching a Voice Class at the Community College of Rhode Island Flanagan campus. I will be joined by accompanist Jacob T. Stott.
SHEET MUSIC STORE LAUNCHED! — (11/11) I have finally launched my online sheet music store! There are currently 15 pieces, with more coming soon! They include chamber music, music for children and choral music, including the "Hymns for People" choral series. All pieces are currently in PDF format and will be e-mailed to you within 24-48 hours upon receipt of your order. You can view the new store here!
VIDEO FOR HYMNS FOR PEOPLE — (09/11) Three of Eva's Hymns for People have been recorded and posted. You can now watch them on my Media page, my Youtube Channel or on the Music page of First Parish Medfield. The video was recorded by David Chatterton and the audio was recorded by Joseph L. Auger of QORQ Productions.
ASCAP AWARD RECIPIENT — (09/11) Eva received her eleventh annual ASCAPLU$ Award in the Concert Division for classical music.
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREE (06/11) - Eva has been awarded an Honorable Mention for her composition "Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Viola" in the IAWM New Music Search 2011, in the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize category. Last year she received an Honorable Mention in the same category for her piece "Against the Grain" for wind ensemble and string trio. Kendrick is thrilled to receive an honorable mention in this esteemed competition, in which composers submit works anonymously to be judged by a panel of composers.
NOTABLE UU COMPOSER (05/11) - Eva is honored to have been listed by the Harvard Square Library as one of the eminent Unitarian-Universalist composers. The list includes such prestigious composers as Daniel Pinkham, Jason Shelton, Jim Scott and Amy Beach. This year, Kendrick composed a series of hymns titled "Hymns for People" for her First Parish Choir based on Unitarian-Universalist themes of love, open-mindedness and community. The five original hymns were premiered throughout the year by the First Parish Intergenerational Choir. Stay tuned for information on upcoming performances of "Hymns for People."
"A CHILD SAID, WHAT IS THE GRASS?" REPRISE - The Community Music Center of Boston reprised Kendrick's piece "A Child Said, What Is the Grass" for chamber orchestra, mixed adult and children's choruses and soprano solo, under the direction of Mark Miller. The annual spring concert, titled Composing Our Future, celebrated CMCB's 101st anniversary on June 12, 2011.
ANNE'S CORDIAL ON THE RHODE SHOW (05/11) - Eva Kendrick and Reed McLaren from Anne's Cordial appeared with Jess Powers of Route 44 on the Rhode Show on Fox Providence to promote the Chanteuse concert on June 4 at Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI. The concert is the third in the series, which features local female performers. You can watch the full video here.
RECORDINGS (05/11) - Songs from Kendrick's Songwriting Demo Album are up on the Music & Video page. The album, featuring her own original rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, cabaret and country songs, was produced and engineered by Joseph L. Auger of QORQ Productions and features the vocal talents of Los Angeles' Grammy-considered jazz singer MOQUI, Pamela Murray (Superchief Trio), 14-year old Bethany Owens (WGBH's TV show Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman), Joseph L. Auger, and Kendrick's band Anne's Cordial.
CONFERENCES (04/11) - The International Alliance of Women in Music has selected Kendrick's choral piece "To D.R. in Holloway" as one of the peices to be performed at the 30th annual IAWM Congress of 2011, which will be held at Northern University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The performers will be members of the Northern Arizona University Chorale. Kendrick is thrilled to be a part of the congress!