Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (Chickasaw) is a dedicated American Indian classical composer and pianist who expresses his native culture in symphonic music, ballet and opera. His commissioned works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Ballet, Canterbury Voices, Dale Warland Singers and Santa FeDesert Chorale. Tate was Composer-in-Residence for League of American Orchestras, Joyce Foundation/American Composers Forum, Oklahoma’s New View Summer Academy, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Grand Canyon Music Festival. He taught composition for the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy and to American Indian high school students in Minneapolis, the Hopi, Navajo and Lummi reservations and Canada.