James Granville Eakin III, DMA

 

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Musical Arts, December, 2007, Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Major: Composition
Master of Music, May, 2003, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, Texas. Major: Composition
Bachelor of Music, May, 2000, Centenary College. Shreveport, Louisiana. Major: Composition
Aspen Music Festival and School, Center for Composition Studies, Aspen, Colorado, studies with John Corigliano, Jeff Rona, and Michael Czajkowski, July 18-August 19, 2002; July 19th-August 20, 2001


TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Director, Film Scoring Program, Aspen Music Festival & School, Summer 2008
Choral Arranging/Composition, Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri- Kansas City, Fall 2007
Electronic Music Studio Coordinator, Aspen Music Festival & School, Summer 2004-2007
Assistantship, full-time, Southern Methodist University, Division of Theory/Composition, Fall 2000-Spring 2003 


HONORS

Hollywood Music in Media Awards, “King of False Alarms” nominated for best folk/acoustic song, 2014
ASCAP Standards Award, 2003-Present
Barr Institute Fellow, Conservatory Of Music, University Of Missouri-Kansas City, Fall 2003
Pi Kappa Lambda, inducted into the Alpha Eta Chapter on May 2, 2002
Don Nobles Award in Composition, Southern Methodist University, April , 2001 and April, 2003
Artistic Merit Scholarship, full tuition, Southern Methodist University
Soloist, White House Christmas Gala, Washington, D.C., December 14, 1998 


RESIDENCIES

Composer-In-Residence, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, June 2015-Present
Composer-In-Residence, Resounding Harmony, June 2008-2010
Composer-In-Residence, Turtle Creek Chorale, May 2002-2008 


FILM/TELEVISION MUSIC

Speak to Me, Original Score, feature film, in pre-production
Clip Joint, Original Score, feature film, in pre-production
Sugar, Original Score, live-action short film, 2016
Cut to the Chase, Original Score, feature film, 2015
Visible Scars, Original Score, feature film, Visible Scars, 2013.
Hugnapper, Original Score, animated series, 2012
Apple, Inc., Original Score, promotional music for Apple's products, 2010-2011
The Power of Harmony, Original Score, feature film, winner Best Documentary at the USA Film Festival (Academy Award Qualification), 2005. 
The Man Next Door, Original Score, feature film, 1998


SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCES

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA, Behold, the Gate, April 14th & 15, 2016
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA, #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts, April 1st & 2nd, 2015
Distinguished Concerts Chorus and Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, New York, NY, Flowers over the Graves of War, February 20, 2012
Collegium Vocale, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Choral Artists Series, Charleston, SC, Still Waters, June 6, 2009
Voices of Peace Chorus, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, Instrument of Peace, in honor of Dr. Maya Angelou's 80th Birthday, March 1, 2008
Graduate Chamber Choir, Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungry, Kyrie included in Mass, May 2005. Kyrie performed at Brevnov Monestary, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2005
Turtle Creek Chorale, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, Sleep My Child, December 4, 19, 20 & 21, 2005
Turtle Creek Chorale, ACDA National Convention, Los Angeles, Lingua Angelica, February 2005
Turtle Creek Chorale, "Festive Flashbacks," ABC, Open Your Heart At Christmas, December 2004
Centenary College Choir, White House, Washington, D.C., President's Christmas Gala, "Twinkle" from Stargazing, December 2004
Turtle Creek Choral, GALA VIIe Festival International, Montreal, Quebec, Serenade Of Life, July 17-24, 2004
Turtle Creek Chorale, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, Serenade Of Life, March 21 & 24, 2004
Turtle Creek Chorale, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, Stargazing, March 23, 2003 Turtle Creek Chorale, MENC Southern Division Convention, Savannah, Ga, Stargazing, January 24, 2003
Aspen Music Festival, Benedict Music Tent, Fanfare; Harris Recital Hall, The Little Mouse, Summer 2002
Meadows Chorale, Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium, Kyrie, April 2002
Mark Zeltser, Centenary College, Hurley Recital Hall, Composition Recital, Thinking of You, Contemplations, and A Wish. Shreveport, Louisiana, December 6, 1999
Centenary College Choir (overseas tour of Germany, Austria, Italy, and Greece), O Bone Jesu, May 15-29, 1997
Centenary College Choir, "An Evening of Great Works," “Gloria” from Missa Brevis, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 4, 1995 


COMMISSIONS

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Symphony No. 1 “Cloud Scraper” (Orchestra)
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Behold, the Gate (TTBB, Orchestra)
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts (Tenor & Baritone soloists, TTBB, and Chamber Ensemble)
Resounding Harmony, Hunger (SATB, Piano)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Love (TTBB, Piano)
Resounding Harmony, Haiku (SATB, Piano)
Resounding Harmony, Still Waters (SATB)
Georgia Senior Men's All-State Chorus 2009, “Benedictus” from Flowers over the Graves of War (Treble Chorus, Male Chorus, and two Pianos) 
Centenary College, Beauty in the Flood (SATB, Piano) for Centenary College's Centennial Celebration
Hope for Peace and Justice, Instrument of Peace (Mixed Chorus and Orchestra) in honor of Dr. Maya Angelou's 80th Birthday
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX, Prelude To The 4th! (SATB, Piano)
Turtle Creek Chorale, I Will Fly (Baritone soloist, TTBB, String Septet)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Flowers On The Grave Of War (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, and Tenor soloist, Boy's Choir, TTBB, Orchestra)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Sleep My Child (TTBB) a cappella
Turtle Creek Chorale, Lux (Lingua Angelica) (TTBB)
Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Surge illuminare, (SATB)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Open Your Heart at Christmas (Tenor solo, TTBB, Oboe, Harp, Cello)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Serenade of Life (TTBB, Flute, Oboe, Trumpet, Cello, Double Bass, Percussion, Piano)
Turtle Creek Chorale, Stargazing (TTBB, Celesta, String Orchestra).
North Park Presbyterian Church-Dallas,TX, When in our music God is glorified (SATB, Cello, Piano)
Southern Methodist University, Kyrie (SATB)
First United Methodist Church-Lewisville, TX, Praise be to the Lord (SATB, Children's Chorus, Handbells (3 octaves), Organ).
Centenary College Choir, O Bone Jesu (SATB)
Centenary College Choir, Missa Brevis (SATB, Brass, Timpani, String Orchestra) 


PUBLISHER INFORMATION

ECS Publishing
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Fenton, MO 63026
tel: 800.647.2117
e-mail: office@ecspub.com 

Shawnee Press
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James Eakin Publications
e-mail: james@jameseakin.com 


The Concert Music and Recordings/Media of James Granville Eakin III


COMPOSITIONS

* = had public performance | ** = has a scheduled premiere 

Behold, the Gate*, TTBB, and Orchestra, 2016
#twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts*, Baritone & Tenor Soloists, TTBB, Chamber Ensemble, 2015
Hunger*, Mixed Chorus and Piano, (Music and Lyrics by James Eakin) 2009
Still Waters*, Mixed Chorus, 2008
“Benedictus”* from Flowers over the Graves of War, Mixed Chorus and two Pianos, 2008 Beauty in the Flood*, Mixed Chorus and Piano, 2008
Instrument of Peace*, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra, 2008
I Will Fly*, Baritone solo, TTBB, Piano (String arrangement also available)
Flowers over the Graves of War*: A Requiem... 2007
- Introit, Soprano, Tenor, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
- Kyrie, Mezzo-Soprano, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
- Sanctus, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
- Benedictus, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
- Agnus Dei, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
- Credo Coda, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Boy Choir, Male Chorus, and Orchestra
Sleep, My Child*, TTBB/SATB, 2005
Lingua Angelica*, TTBB/SATB, 2005
Open Your Heart at Christmas*, TTBB/SATB, 2004
Monkey Mind, single movement orchestral work, 2004
Serenade Of Life*, 2003
- Prologue, TTBB
- Lullaby, TTBB, Flute, and Piano
- What I Want, TTBB, Trumpet, Traps Set, Piano, and Bass
- My Serenade, TTBB, Flute, Oboe, Piano, and Cello
-What I Got, TTBB, Trumpet, Traps Set, Piano, and Bass
- Requiem, TTBB, Flute, and Piano
- Epilogue, TTBB
When In Our Music God Is Glorified*, SATB, Organ and Cello, 2003
Stargazing*, 2002
- Creator Of the Universe, TTBB, Celesta, String Orchestra
- We Are the Stars, TTBB, Celesta, String Orchestra
- Twinkle, TTBB, Celesta, String Orchestra
Kyrie*, SATB, 2001
Gone*, sound sculpture using electronically altered wooden flute and MIDI, 2001
Praise Be To The Lord*, SATB, Children's choir, Handbells (opt. Brass), and Organ, 2001* 
In the Trenches*, Bb Clarinet, Piano, 2000
Starboard View*, Piano, 2000
Processional / Recessional*, 2 Trumpets, Organ, 2000
Holocaust Sketches*, 1999
- Terezin, Tenor, Piano, Cello
- Little Mouse, Baritone, Piano, Cello
- Home, Soprano, Piano, Violin
- I am a Jew, Mezzo-Soprano
Fanfare*, Brass Quintet, 1998
Rockin' Chair*, Baritone, Bb Clarinet, Vibraphone, 1998
Her Smile*, Piano Trio, 1997
Agitation*, Piano, Violin, 1997
Lord Have Mercy (Kyrie), SATB, Trumpet, Piano, Trap Set, Double Bass, 1996
Lamb Of God (Agnus Dei), SATB, Trumpet, Piano, Trap Set, Double Bass, 1996
O Bone Jesu*, SATB, 1996
Carousel*, Wind Quintet, 1996
Missa Brevis*, SATB, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, String Orchestra, 1995
A Wish*, Piano, 1995
Thinking Of You*, Piano, 1995
Contemplations*, Piano, 1995
Stages Of Love*, Piano, Violin, 1994 

 

AUDIO RECORDINGS

Cut to the Chase 
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
© 2016 Sonic Veil, LLC
Score composed & performed by James Eakin III

Passion: songs of Love and Life
© 2015 Golden Gate Performing Arts, Inc.
Contains #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts
Performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Words
© 2011 Golden Gate Performing Arts, Inc.
Contains “We are the Stars” from Stargazing
Performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Voices Live
© 2008 The Texas Voices
Contains “We are the Stars” from Stargazing
Performed by the Texas Voices

A Fond Farewell: Volume II
© 2012 Tresona Multimedia
Contains “Lullaby” and “Requiem” from Serenade of Life
Performed by Timothy Seelig, soloist, and the Turtle Creek Chorale

A Fond Farewell: Volume I
© 2007 TCC Records
Contains I will Fly
Performed by Timothy Seelig, soloist, and the Turtle Creek Chorale 

Serenade
© 2007 Reference Recordings
Contains “Creator of the Universe” from Stargazing 
Performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale 

Christmas of Ages Past
© 2007 Armonia Records
Contains Sleep, my child 
Performed by Armonia 

Journey
© 2004 TCC Records
Contains Serenade of Life
Performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale 

Celestial
© 2003 TCC Records
Contains Stargazing
Performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale 

 

VIDEO (DVD/BLU-RAY)

Visible Scars
© 2013 Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Contains original score and lullaby
Horror/Thriller starring Tom Sizemore 

The Power of Harmony
© 2005 AMS Production Group
Contains original score and songs
Featuring the Turtle Creek Chorale 

Festive Flashbacks
© 2004 TCC Recordings
Contains Open Your Heart at Christmas 
Performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale 

The Man Next Door
© 2001 The Asylum
Contains original score and supporting acting role
Thriller featuring Virginia Mayo and David Huddleston 

BOOK/CD

Breath
© 2004 Avenue Publishers
Contains “Lullaby” from Serenade of Life
Performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale 

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