News and Updates

Hymns and Lamentations

Hymns and Lamentations

Hymns and Lamentations by Eric Pazdziora Hymns and Lamentations, a new album featuring my compositions, piano, and vocals, is now available for listening and purchasing at mp3.ericpazdziora.com. You can listen to the album for free online, or name your own price to download digital tracks. Album notes: There are days of loss and sadness, fear and depression, […]

Recital Gallery

Recital Gallery

For those who couldn’t come to the premiere of Ekaterinoslav at my Graduate Recital on April 16, here are some pictures from the event and behind the scenes! Click on any picture for a larger view. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me and helped make the performance into a resounding success!   Special thanks to […]

Ekaterinoslav Premiere

Ekaterinoslav Premiere

I’m excited to announce the world premiere of my M.M. thesis composition Ekaterinoslav: One Family’s Passage to America. Based on the book by award-winning poet Jane Yolen, the music drama tells the story of Yolen’s rediscovery of her father’s immigrant history from a small Jewish village in Ukraine to Ellis Island in 1914. Her father chose to […]

The Land Without Stories

The Land Without Stories

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “The Land Without Stories” has been published in a brand-new anthology entitled New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories.  Edited by my brother John, who has a freshly-minted PhD in literature from St Andrews, and his colleague Defne Çizakça, the book is a collection of literary criticism and literary specimens […]

Thornfield CDs now available!

Thornfield CDs now available!

They’re finally here! After several months of hard work recording, Thornfield — the folk / americana band in which I play alongside Carrie Pazdziora and Jenna Satterthwaite — has finally released our debut albums, the CD Bright Northern Skies and EP One for a Lover. Nineteen totally original songs written by and performed the band (with some […]

"Quivering Daughters" Around the Web

“Quivering Daughters” Around the Web

I expect most of my readers are already somewhat familiar with Hillary McFarland's beautiful book and website Quivering Daughters, to which I've been honored to contribute as a writer. It addresses the spiritual and emotional abuses of women and children in the "Biblical Patriarchy" movement, though even people with no experience in that particular movement […]

"New Creation" now on sale!

“New Creation” now on sale!

What is “New Creation”? New Creation: Hymns of Wonder, Love, and Praise is a CD of worship songs composed by Eric Pazdziora (piano, vocals) and performed by Carrie Pazdziora (guitar, vocals), Øystein Torp (violin), and Petras (percussion). With a diverse blend of piano-centered musical stylings, it explores biblical, devotional, and liturgical themes of repentance, forgiveness, grace, and new beginnings in Christ. Theologically rich hymn texts are set to […]

Congratulations to Literary Friends!

Congratulations to Literary Friends!

Given that I work in publishing, I probably have more literary friends than the average bear. Still, I can't think of the last time that I had no fewer than three of them release new books in the same week, and in three totally different genres to boot (a novel, a memoir, and an academic […]

"Angels We Have Heard On High" now in print!

“Angels We Have Heard On High” now in print!

Is it too early to think about Christmas? Of course it isn’t. Because I just got a present that I think some of you might want to use for Christmas too: My choral arrangement of “Angels We Have Heard On High” is now in print and available from GIA Publications! Just got the package of […]