Jeffrey Parola is an American composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, and choral/vocal works. his music is varied and eclectic, reflecting a wide range of musical influences. Jeffrey’s major professional commissions include the critically acclaimed Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, written for clarinetist Paul Green and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra and conductor Steward Robertson, which received its premiere performances in Florida. this view of life for chorus and string quartet was written for Choral Chameleon, directed by Vince Peterson, and premiered in New York City. Commissioned by the Los Angeles-based Pacific Serenades, Three Divertimenti for bassoon and string quartet received its premiere performances in Los Angeles and West Hollywood. infinite self for baritone, string quartet, and piano (text by Robinson Jeffers) received its premiere with David Castillo, baritone, Victoria Kirsch, pianist, and the Lyris Quartet, commissioned for the USC Visions and Voices event, “Earth’s Waters: Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans in Poetry and Music.” In the world for string quartet and soprano (text by John Muir) was commissioned as part of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Hoefer Prize, and the piece received its premiere performance by the Thalea String Quartet with Marnie Breckenridge, soprano.
“In the past, it was very common for composers to copy scores. There's something about connecting the tactile, kinesthetic process of writing that makes a difference in the learning process. ”