April: Sean Dahlman, Composer

Boise-based composer and musician Sean Dahlman will april-2016-air-mailchimpbe Surel’s Place’s artist-in-residence this April. With a BA in Music Theory and Composition from the College of Idaho, Dahlman’s compositions have been performed at the Boise Art Museum (score for a screening of Nosferatu), Boise Contemporary Theater (score for A Fisherman and His Soul) and the Egyptian Theater (score for a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). 

While in residence, Dahlman will continue working on a three-movement piece “that emphasizes the incredible range and vocal agility of the soprano.” Dahlman’s final event, The Vocal Etude, will be on April 22, and will include a performance of part of his new work. The performance will feature Jordan Bowman, Boise’s own award-winning soprano who has performed with Opera Idaho, Sun Valley Opera and Boise Contemporary Theater.

Surel’s Place would like to thank The College of Idaho and Idaho Shakespeare Festival for supporting Mr. Dahlman’s residency.


The Art of Orchestration
Saturday, April 9 | 1:00-3:00pm
previous basic music knowledge required
$10.00 Materials fee  |  registration required 
scholarships available: info@surelsplace.org

Mr. Dahlman will help you learn and apply basic* skills at the orchestral level. From small chamber orchestras to large symphonies, participants will learn the vast possibilities of orchestral arrangements through a string quartet, while reviewing the role of each string instrument. Learn about the dynamic range that can be achieved through proper orchestration. Note that previous basic music knowledge is required for this workshop.

The Vocal Etude
Composed by SEAN DAHLMAN with Soprano Jordan Bowman
Friday, April 22
Doors 6:30 | Performance & Art Talk 7:00pm | Until 8:30pm

all ages welcome

Both events are at Surel’s Place.