March 16, 2020
Dittamo is American Prize Finalist
Composer Patrick Dittamo is a finalist for the 2019 American Prize Vocal Chamber Music Division, for his art songs set to texts by World War I poets. Dittamo was also a semi-finalist in the 2019 American Prize Instrumental Chamber Music Division for his piano rhapsody Turtlesong. Their announcements can be found here and here.
October 23, 2019
Quartettino No. 2 Published
Patrick Dittamo's string quartet Quartettino No. 2 'Antico' has been published as part of the Developing Contemporary Techniques Series by Sleepy Puppy Press, and is available for purchase in both hard copy and digital formats.
May 18, 2018
Patrick Dittamo's choral arrangement of the Goan carol Janeman, commissioned in 2017 by the Flint Hill Children's Choir, has been published as part of the Janeal Krehbiel Choral Series by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and is available for purchase here.
November 01, 2017
Dittamo Wins Composition Fellowship
Composer Patrick Dittamo has won the first annual Shawms and Stories Composition Fellowship, which consists of a commission to write incidental music for The Really Awful Musicians by John Manders, a children's book that features historical instruments. The new composition will comprise half of Shawms & Stories, a storytelling outreach program for children aged 3-8 and their families that will tour schools, libraries, and community centers in south-central Indiana, made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, the Brown County Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The program was created by Forgotten Clefs, a historically-informed music ensemble and a 501(c)(3) organization based in Indiana, which promotes early music in the United States through performance, research, and educational outreach of pre-tonal musical traditions. They focus on music beyond the regular canon of classical music performances including both popular and art music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Their announcement can be found here.