Log onto IUMA and hear some music I've recorded, but only if you are patient. I hope to migrate my older material to this site in time. Two other songs, in demo form, are here if you would like to give them a listen.
On the Seasons and Long Way to Go, and both were inspired by a truly remarkable, special woman - my wife (and soon to be mom to a little Mierisch), Jen ... Another addition to the collection here (musically, not human), with a lyric by Jennifer R. A. Mierisch, is a spoof on the Modern English tune "Melt with You." MELT is here in its first draft form.
Sample of "Parting" a poem by A.E. that I set, as sung by the Penn State Chamber Singers.
Shoyn Kumen di Geuleh A
Yiddish song I arranged, sung by the Earlham College Concert Choir
About Bill Mierisch
I taught instrumental music, choral music, drama, and some general music at The Pine School formerly St. Michael's Independent School), in Stuart, Florida a few years ago. Hurricanes (and other things) helped convince me that FL was not for me.
I am now director of technology at The Catherine Cook School in Chicago. Unfortunately, the new job keeps me from updating this site as much as I'd like to.
I continue to compose - primarily choral music. Prior to my stint in Florida, I completed a tour of duty as visiting assistant professor of music theory, and director of the brass and jazz ensembles at Earlham College.
Sample of "Parting" - a poem by A.E. that I set, as sung by the Penn State Chamber Singers.Recent works have included settings of poems by the Israeli poet Haim Gouri (in English), the Irish poet A.E., and African-American activist-educator-poet Sarah Collins Fernandis.
Samples of other choral work are available upon request.
welcome commissions for any sort of choral work, and can make any of
my other compositions or arrangements available. Simply inquire
via email – email@example.com
Please visit the IUMA site and download one of the free MP3 files there. The quantity and quality will both be on the upswing in the coming months, so please visit often.
Joe Pignato- Another old friend of mine, also with an impressive body of work.
The Earlham College Jazz Ensemble, under my direction, premiered Joe's Una Briciola di Giustizia.
So Hip It Hurts Productions - An old friend of mine, Vinny Vero. An imppressive site and an impressive body of work.
Catherine Cook School
More to come...
To reach Bill Mierisch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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