Jerod Impichchaachaaha' TateComposer
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate (born July 25, 1968) is a Chickasaw classical composer and pianist. His compositions are inspired by North American Indian history, culture and ethos.
He has had several commissioned works, which have been performed by major orchestras in Washington, DC; San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, and Minneapolis, among others. When the San Francisco Symphony Chorus performed and recorded his work Iholba' in 2008, it was the first time the chorus had sung any work in Chickasaw or any American Indian language.
He is founder and artistic director of the Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival. He was Co-Founder and Composition Instructor for the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy.