Jeffrey Parola is an American composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, and choral/vocal works. His music is varied and eclectic, reflecting a wide range of musical influences. Recent major commissions include "In the World" (2016) for string quartet and soprano, premiered by the Thalea String Quartet with Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, and "Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra" (2014), premiered by clarinetist Paul Green and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, conducted by Stewart Robertson. Jeffrey's music has been played by distinguished artists, including the Lyris Quartet, Pacific Serenades, Choral Chameleon, bassoonist Judith Farmer, pianist Victoria Kirsch, and baritone David Castillo. An award-winning composer, Jeffrey has been honored to receive the 2016 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2016 Hoefer Prize, the 2014 Rappaport Prize for Music Composition, the 2014 Peter David Faith Endowed Memorial Award in Composition, and the 2012 EAMA Prize, and the 2009 Jim Highsmith Orchestral Composition Prize.
An active performer, Jeffrey is an organist, conductor, and vocalist. He is presently the Music Director, Organist, & Choirmaster at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood. Jeffrey recently made his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut in the world premiere performance of David Lang’s sleeper’s prayer for soprano and organ.
A dedicated educator, Jeffrey has served on the faculty at USC, CSUN, and the Choral Chameleon Institute.
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