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Jay Van Blaricum

Jay Van Blaricum

Jay Van Blaricum

Tenor Jay Van Blaricum studied music composition and theory at the University of Kansas under Charles Hoag and Mark Holmberg, receiving a B.M. in Music Theory with Distinction in 2001.  During each of his undergraduate years at KU, Van Blaricum sang tenor with various ensembles under the direction of Simon Carrington, Mitos Andaya, and Lincoln Andrade, including Oread Consort, Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum.  With the vocal sextet Oread Consort, he performed Thomas Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah, without a conductor, for the American Musicological Society National Convention in Kansas City in 1999.  Touring with Chamber Choir, Van Blaricum performed throughout Hungary in 1999, Brazil in 2001, and at the ACDA Southwestern Regional Convention in Oklahoma City in 2000.  Now in his fourth season with the vocal ensemble Octarium, Van Blaricum has composed and arranged several pieces for the group, including “Long, Long Ago,” an original work featured on Octarium’s 2007 release, Hodie.  Van Blaricum is delighted to take part in the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers’ inaugural season.

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