PROJECTS / EVENTS

FALL 2021

  •  9/16   Guest speaker at Flower Mound Rotary Club

  • 10/12  Guest speaker at Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club

COMING SOON

  • On Earth I Am Safe: Finding healing, comfort, self-expression and love through creativity - a book by Jo Verdis

  • Short film collaboration with Minnesota composer Dr. Steven Makela, in progress

     

SUMMER 2021

  •  8/14  Release of ISLE BE - The First (EP of original songs by Jo Verdis and Ejé Lynn-Jacobs)

MAY 2021

  • Guest speaker at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead, speaking on seven steps to healing trauma. The service will be held at 11 am Central time and all are welcome to attend via Zoom. Visit fmuu.org for details and link. This event will also feature music by ISLE BE.

MARCH 2021

  • IMNOTART: Community digital art gallery hosted by CryptoVoxels featuring ten emerging NFT artists showing a selection from NightVision digital art collection by Jo Verdis

  • Collaboration with soprano Joanna Lynn-Jacobs: Operieve No. 1, The Smell of a Match Blown Out - performed as a part of the virtual variety show, The Lost Sense: Scent. Featuring original Baroque music composed by Jo Verdis

  • Artistic Inqueeries, an online art exhibition at the University of Arizona showing selected drawings from Gifts of the Feminine and fabric art by Jo Verdis

  • Alcohol Inks Painting Class with Carpinteria Arts Center instructed by Jo Verdis

PAST

2.2021

  • Guest speaker at Yohaku Art Collective - international worldwide virtual event for Expressive Arts Therapists

1.2021

  • Guest speaker at Jodi House center for traumatic brain injury survivors - Lecture and discussion 

  • Guest speaker at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo Moorhead

10.2020

  • Rugmaking - virtual workshop at Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, California

09.2020

  • Alcohol Inks Painting - virtual workshop at Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, California

07.2020

  • ISLE BE performance at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

  • Creativity Growth Series - virtual classes at Carpinteria Arts Center

    • Jumpstart Your Creativity: How to Get Started

    • For Anyone Who Isn't Sure How to Continue: What Comes Next?

    • Enjoy Creativity Any Time, Anywhere

05.2020

  • Lockdown Diversion - Socially distanced concert featuring ISLE BE at Harbor Court in Santa Barbara, California

03.2020

  • ISLE BE performance at Grand Vida in Carpinteria, California

  • ISLE BE performance at Mariposa, Goleta, California

02.2020

  • ISLE BE performance at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

10.2019

  •  Art Lessons - talk given at Sanford Clinic's The Next Chapter Stroke Awareness Event in Fargo, North Dakota

  • Panel discussion featuring Jo Verdis and seven faculty members of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota

  • Alcohol Inks Painting for TBI and Stroke Survivors - workshop for inpatient and outpatient survivors at Sanford Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota

  • Alcohol Inks Painting for Academics - workshop for faculty of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota

  • Flow - solo art exhibition and concert organized by Dr. Steven Makela featuring premier performances of art and music collaborations created by Jo Verdis and collaborators Kristi Fullerton, Dr. Carter Rice, Dr. Doug Harbin, Kristi Fullerton

  • Ink Spots - collaboration with visual art by Jo Verdis and multimedia music/video composition by Dr. Carter Rice

  • Tell Me A Story - collaboration with visual art by Jo Verdis and music for contrabass flute, viola, and electronics by Dr. Doug Harbin

  • flowers and needles and songs and thread . . .   - collaboration with visual art by Jo Verdis and music for flute and electronics by Kristi Fullerton

  • Rest - collaboration with visual art by Jo Verdis and music for solo violin and electronics by Noah Bray

09.2019

  • Art Lessons - talk given at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

04.2019

  • ISLE BE performance at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

03.2019

  • ISLE BE performance at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

10.2018

  • Art exhibit - Waterline in Santa Barbara, California

08.2018

  • Art exhibit - Pride Festival in Santa Barbara, California

07.2018

  • Solo art show at Roy, Santa Barbara, California

  • Solo art show at Elsie's, Santa Barbara, California

04.2018

  • Alcohol Inks Painting for Grief and Loss - workshop in Santa Barbara, California

 

01.2018

  • Alcohol Inks Painting - workshop at Carpinteria Arts Center in Carpinteria, California

12.2017

  • Alcohol Inks Painting  - workshop at Center of the Heart in Santa Barbara, California

11.2017

  • Solo art show at Nutbelly, Carpinteria, California

10.2017

  • Alcohol Inks Painting - workshop at Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, California

  • Pop-up art show - participating artist at Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, California

11.2010

  • Songs of Rumi - song cycle for baritone voice, clarinet and piano premiered by Professor Carey Kleiman, Dr, Jure Rozman and Dr. Tom Cavendish at Broward College in Davie, Florida

01.2010

  • Commissioned by Jeffrey Powers  and Vincent De Vries to write a sonata for horn and piano. Sonata for Horn and Piano was premiered by the Powers-De Vries duo at the International Horn Symposium in Brisbane, Australia.

03.2009

  • Since that hour for horn quartet - premiered at Baylor University in Waco, Texas

  • Baylor in Belgium: An American Music Festival - Guest speaker and pianist for lecture/performance of original music in Ghent, Belgium

01.2009

  • WERK ONTLEEND featured composer - Universe in Reverse, a piece for 12 strings and trumpet, was choreographed by three different choreographers affiliated with the Antwerp Higher Institute of Dance and premiered by members of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. The resulting collaborations were premiered with renowned Flemish conductor Filip Rathé in Antwerp, Belgium. 

Choreographer-collaborators:  Ciro Carcatella (Italy), Andrea Lamišovà (Czech Republic), and a team of student choreographers of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

07.2008

  • Anomie - multimedia work with music by Jo Verdis for solo oboe, created in collaboration with German installation artist Max Sudhues, premiered in Antwerp, Belgium

05.2008

  • Transatlantic - concert at Kapel Lantschot in Antwerp, Belgium, co-created with Mexican composer and percussionist Juan Carlos Bonifaz

  • Invited to participate in an event showcasing Flemish composers, as the only American composer included in this honor. Thrymr's Sleep (music for clarinet and percussion) was premiered as one of the 60-second pieces created for an event showcasing music of sixty Flemish composers.

07.2004

  • Selected as a student composer participant in the Czech-American Summer Music Institute with Ladislaw Kubìk. Original music performed in Prague, Czech Republic.

05.2003

  • Senior recital of original music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, featuring performances by Dr. Robin Fisher, Dr. Wiff Rudd, Dr. Joyce Jones, Dr. Kathryn Steely, Dr. Brian Marks, Fernando Zuñiga, Aristides Rivas, Liviu Dobotra and Jeremy McBride in Waco, Texas

10.2002

  • Dream unCaged - music installation at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, inspired by the work of John Cage