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We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
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Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.


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Emerson Eads

As a composer and conductor, Dr. Emerson Eads has devoted himself to music of social concern. His Mass for the Oppressed, a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass featuring textual interpolations by his brother Evan Eads, and a Credo adapted from the diary of Pope Francis before his ordination, was written for the release of the Fairbanks Four (native Alaskan’s from the composer’s home town), who wrongfully spent 18 years in prison. His newest cantata “…from which your laughter rises.” was written for the Fairbanks Four’s mothers, and was paired in a concert featuring Haydn’s Stabat Mater, conducted to acclaim. His newest opera, The Princess Sophia, about the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in October of 1918, premiered in Juneau, Alaska in Fall 2018, receiving positive reviews in spaces such as Opera Magazine. Dr. Eads is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Minot State University.