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Jeremiah Oliver / Bio

Jeremiah began studying classical piano in 1993, after having taught himself to read music and play. By 1997, he was accompanying in church and for musicals at the local theatre (Valley Performing Arts) in Palmer & Wasilla, Alaska. In college, he studied piano performance and French, spending an exchange semester in Paris in Spring of 2003. He also studied pedal harp, and plays gigs on his folk harp from Dusty Strings. In 2006, He received his Bachelor of Music in Musical Composition from Cornish College of the Arts, having studied with Jarrad Powell and Janice Giteck.

He sang with the Esoterics (www.theesoterics.org) for two years, and attended the Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in Finland with them.

He played piano and taught music theory in the Seattle Girls' Choir for five and a half years, working with Dolcine (the youngest group) and also Allegra (the middle-school group).

From November 2005 to January 2013, he played piano, harp (and more) and also composed and arranged for Ancora, a Seattle women's choir (ancorachoir.org), under the direction of fellow Cornish Alumna Tess Orozco. Ancora has premiered three of his works, and recorded two of them. Witches' Creed is on the CD entitled Incantations, and is available for sale on Amazon.com.

He accompanied for Diverse Harmony, the nation's first gay-straight alliance youth chorus (www.diverseharmony.org) for five and a half years, working with Brent McGee, serving as an interim director, and then with Brayton Bollenbacher. He attended two GALA festivals with them: 2008 in Miami and 2012 in Denver.

He has worked with several choirs in the Northshore School District: Bothell High School under the direction of Sheryl Erikson; Canyon Park Junior High and Skyview Junior High under the direction of Ailisa Newhall.

Since 2008, he has been a musician and office assistant for two Disciples of Christ churches in the Seattle area: Queen Anne Christian Church and Findlay St. Christian Church.

As a composer, his works have been given debut performances by the Saint Helen's String Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Players, Seattle clarinetist Rosalynn DeRoos, Ancora, Diverse Harmony, the West Seattle Chamber Orchestra and his own self.

You can check out what he is up to on his website: www.jeremiaholiver.com

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