Rebecca Oswald, Composer and Solo Pianist

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Whereas, Rebecca Oswald, solo piano October Wind, Rebecca Oswald, solo piano

Solo piano albums Whereas and October Wind:
• CDs
are available from CD Baby.
MP3s are available from iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and CD Baby.
• Listen on Pandora, Spotify, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, and more.

Songbooks for both albums are available exclusively from Swirly Music.

Aesop's Fables, Rebecca Oswald, woodwind quintet with narrator

My MP3 album Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet with narration) is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play. The suite can also be heard on Pandora. This recording features the Arrieu Wind Quintet, with JoJo Jensen, narrator, all from Eugene, Oregon. The MP3 album includes:
     • "The Ant and the Grasshopper"
     • "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"
     • "The Hare and the Tortoise"
     • "The Wind and the Sun"
     • "The Lion and the Mouse"

The American Prize

In 2015 I was awarded Honorable Mention from The American Prize in Composition for my chamber work Theseus and the Minotaur (horn, oboe, percussion, and piano) in the chamber music category (professional division). I was also a finalist for Journeys to Freedom: Rännakud Vabadusse (large and small SATB choirs, children's choir, four winds, and percussion) in the choral music category (professional division).

In 2014 I was a finalist in The American Prize in Composition in two categories: three of my choral works (Pied Beauty and Reciprocity, both SATB a cappella, and Wise Words of Love for SSAA/piano) attained finalist status in choral music (professional division), and two of my chamber works (Field Report: News from Rural Oregon for clarinet and piano, and Aesop's Fables for woodwind quintet and narrator) attained finalist status in chamber music (professional division). That year I was also a semi-finalist in the orchestral music category (professional division).

Vía Láctea

In June 2016 Vía Láctea, a new opera in English with music by Rebecca Oswald and libretto by Ellen Waterston, enjoyed a gala premiere weekend at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon. Staged by OperaBend, directed by Nancy Engebretson, and conducted by Michael Gesme of the Central Oregon Symphony, all three performances were sold out. Here is one review.

In support of my work on Vía Láctea, I was awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission.

My recordings are available for licensing.

I am open to new music commission opportunities, and can write new music in nearly any genre. Please send me an email if you'd like to discuss your project.

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