Bio

Jeremiah Cawley is a conductor and tenor whose interests and performance experience extend from the music of the Renaissance to contemporary art music. Jeremiah has conducted multiple world and US premieres, including music by Louis Andriessen and Michel Van Der Aa. He founded the Seattle-based new music ensemble The Box Is Empty, and has worked closely with contemporary groups including The Riot Ensemble (London, UK), appearing as guest conductor on the record Approaching Dutilleux (Coviello Classics). Jeremiah has served as music director for the Seattle-based Vespertine Opera Theater, with whom he most recently conducted Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia. Jeremiah is an inaugural member of the new vocal ensemble Solaris, whose first recording, Floodsongs (Albany Records), was released in 2014. Jeremiah has sung with the GRAMMY-nominated True Concord, London’s Lacock Scholars, and many other groups throughout the United States and United Kingdom. His recent solo work includes Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata virgine (1610), Jephthe (Carissimi), and The Crucifixion (Stainer). Jeremiah completed Master of Music and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. Geoffrey Boers. His dissertation, The Economics, Aesthetics, and Nonprofit Organization of Professional Vocal Ensembles was nominated for the American Choral Directors Association’s Julius Herford Dissertation Prize.  He is currently on the faculty of Western Kentucky University, and has previously held posts at Georgia State University. He lives in Bowling Green, KY with his wife, Crystal.

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