Roupen Shakarian is an active composer/conductor in the Northwest. He has served as music director for Philharmonia Northwest, Skagit Symphony, and Cascade Symphony, and has appeared as a guest conductor with many regional orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, Bellingham Symphony, Saratoga Orchestra, and Pacific Northwest Opera.
A published composer and recipient of numerous commissions, Mr. Shakarian’s works include: Whimsy for orchestra, Moments for chamber orchestra, Five Bagatelles for woodwind quintet, Inner Places for organ and brass quintet, Pastime for a small ensemble, Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Bone Island Suite for soprano and orchestra, and The Turnip, Clock, and the Kid for narrator and small ensemble. Other works include, “… is but a dream” for solo oboe, recorded on the Boston Records label, Eventide for trumpet and piano recorded on Origin Classical, Other Voices for chorus and small ensemble. Two choral works Almighty and Everlasting God and If Ye love Me, Keep My Commandments are published by Oxford University Press.