Jamie EreksonManhattan, NY
Jamie Erekson is a multimodal artist and producer committed to building inclusive communities of artistic exploration. His work has been shown at galleries and performance halls alike, with collaborators ranging from theatre directors, choreographers and filmmakers to programmers, sociologists and clinical psychologists. His debut multimedia music-theatre piece, Paint My Eyes (100’), was heralded as “a strong piece of theater” with “marvelous” music (Warne, UTBA), and his opera, The Lost Children of Hamelin (105’), was reviewed as “captivating” (Giusti, Utah Lyric Opera) and “one of the most moving operas we’ve put on at BYU” (Babidge, The Juilliard School). His work has recently been showcased at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Columbia University and he has received commissions, grants or awards from The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, The Laycock Center and Mannes School of Music. Erekson is Founding Artistic Director of Glassbox Collective and holds a BM in vocal performance from BYU where he studied with Darrell Babidge, and a MM in composition from Mannes School of Music, where he studied with Missy Mazzoli and Anna Clyne.