Recitals & Visiting Artists

What is a Chickasaw Classical Composer?

Featuring Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate ’90

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:00pm

Online via Zoom

This event is held in celebration of Native American Heritage Month (also called Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month).

The Northwestern Alumni Association and the Bienen School of Music are pleased to present composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate ’90 as he shares how he integrates traditional Chickasaw music and traditions with classical music in his compositions. Jerod is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. Tate is Guest Composer/Conductor/Pianist for San Francisco Symphony Currents program “Thunder Song: American Indian Musical Cultures” and was recently Guest Composer for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Balcony Bar program Home with ETHEL and Friends. His commissioned works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He was named a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the 2021-2022 season. Following the presentation, Tate will answer audience questions.


Free Event