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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Justin Rollefson

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Name: Justin Rollefson
Website: http://justinrollefson.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Zinnia
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate (Chickasaw) is a dedicated American Indian classical composer and pianist who expresses his native culture in symphonic music, ballet and opera. All of his compositions have been commissioned by major North American orchestras, ensembles and organizations and his works are performed throughout the world.


Tate has been Composer-in-Residence for League of American Orchestras, Joyce Foundation/American Composers Forum, Oklahoma’s NewView Summer Academy, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Grand Canyon Music Festival Native American Composer Apprentice Project. He is the founding composition instructor for the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy and has taught composition to American Indian high school students in Minneapolis, the Hopi, Navajo and Lummi reservations and Canada.


Tate is a three-time commissioned recipient from American Composers Forum, a Chamber Music America commissionrecipienta Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award recipient, a governor-appointed Creativity Ambassador for the State of Oklahoma and a 2011 Emmy Award winner.

Ensemble Bio: Zinnia is a unique and dynamic chamber ensemble that primarily consists of saxophone, cello, and piano. Since its formation in the fall of 2018, Zinnia has dedicated itself to the advancement and contribution of repertoire by commissioning new pieces as well as creating unique arrangement of traditional songs. Some of the commissioned composers include Jody Rockmaker, Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Karl J. Mitze (from the Invoke string quartet), and Zinnia's own Justin Rollefson to only name a few. The members of Zinnia are saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Justin Rollefson, cellist Sarah Han, and pianist Nathan Arch.

Other Performers / Participants


Nathan Arch


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Sarah Han


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Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Snake Oil Jerod Tate 17