Jamie Erekson receives Center for Latter-day Saint Arts 2019 commission

Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, Spring 2019

The Center for Latter-day Saint Arts is pleased to announce 20 grants, awards, and commissions to 40 artists for 2019 . . .

Jamie Erekson Receives 2018 Barlow LDS Commission

Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Fall 2018

After considering 201 applications for the general and LDS commissioning programs, the endowment granted $80,000 to 13 composers who will write new works for the following ensembles . . .

Masterpieces That Might Have Been: The Life and Music of James W. McConkie

Center for Latter-day Saint Arts Studio Podcast, Spring 2018

The legacy of composer James W. McConkie is explored by his grandson, Jamie Erekson, including a vintage recording of the composer who studied with Arthur Honneger and Nadia Boulanger and who was the brother of LDS apostle, Bruce R. McConkie.

All About Opera

The Apple Seed, byuradio, Summer 2016

Writer and composer Jamie Erekson joins Sam Payne in the studio to discuss his latest production, "The Lost Children of Hamelin" and explore the history and conventions of operatic storytelling. 

BYU Stages New Opera, “The Lost Children of Hamelin”

BYUarts, Summer 2016

“Erekson’s contagious energy and passion have inspired the creative team, the crew and the cast members to share his vision and create what you will experience . . .”

Utah Theatre Artist Dreams Big with Paint My Eyes

Utah Theatre Bloggers Association, Fall 2014

“Erekson’s score is also marvelous, with heavy influences from Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown, and the complex nature of songs like “Pull up a Chair” and “Two Years” would lend them a long afterlife on a cast album or iTunes downloads . . .”