Louisville Courier-Journal music critic Andrew Adler wrote of Ty Alan Emerson’s piano trio Dedications that it “possessed surprising emotional resonance and was quite expertly wrought.” Cleveland radio personality and music critic Eric Kisch stated, “This is a young man with a great future ahead of him. I look forward to many musical experiences from his pen.”
Composer Ty Alan Emerson has been presenting music in Cleveland since 2000. Following two terms as president of the Cleveland Composers’ Guild, he is currently Director for the Cleveland Chamber Collective. He has been commissioned by the Collective, No Exit, and ASSEM3LY. Other notable performances include: Zeitgeist, VERB Ballets, Quorum, saxophonists John Sampen and Gary Louie, and The Peabody Wind Ensemble. His work has been featured at music festivals from Bowling Green, OH to Huddersfield, England.
In addition to his work for the concert hall, Emerson has composed and arranged works for the stage including several shows with The Musical Theater Project in Cleveland, including Deconstructing Kurt Weill at Cleveland Public Theater, and a season with the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Emerson can also be found conducting concert and theatrical works around Cleveland.
Notable awards include: MTNA/OMTA Composer of the Year, two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, and the ASCAP Morton Gould Award. He is also a MacDowell Colony Fellow. His music can be heard on the radio in Cleveland and on-line on WCLV radio’s Fresh Innovations, hosted by Mark Satola. Most recently his Prospero on the Beach was featured on a CD by ASSEM3LY, available through Albany Records.
This artist was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2009 and 2014.