Jonathan Bailey Holland
Jonathan Bailey Holland’s music has been commissioned and performed by the Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Minnesota, National, Philadelphia, San Antonio, St. Louis, and South Bend Symphony Orchestras; Auros Group for New Music, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, Triple Helix and the New Gallery Concert Series, among many others. He has received grants, awards and honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Music Center, Somerville (MA) Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council, ASCAP, the Presser Foundation, Harvard University, and more. He has served as Composer-in-Residence for the Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ritz Chamber Players, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and the Radius Ensemble. Recent and upcoming highlights include the premieres of: Shards of Serenity, commissioned by the Chicago Sinfonietta; The Intimacy of Harmony by pianist Sarah Bob; and The Clarity of Cold Air, commissioned by the Radius Ensemble; as well as recordings by trumpeter Jack Sutte, and by the University of Texas Trombone Ensemble. Performances of The Party Starter and Motor City (Re)Mix are scheduled by the Chicago Sinfonietta, featuring DJ Rehka; and by the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Holland studied with Ned Rorem at Curtis Institute of Music, and Bernard Rands at Harvard University. He is currently Associate Professor of Composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a faculty member in the Music Composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Shards of Serenity
Shards of Serenity is one of four movements that make up the work ChiScapes, a collaborative composition celebrating the architectural landmarks of the city of Chicago. In addition to my composition, ChiScapes includes movements composed by Armando Bayolo, Christopher Rogerson and Vivian Fung – each movement corresponding to a different building. The Chicago Sinfonietta premiered the work on June 8th, 2013, with Mei-Ann Chen conducting.