“Ian Krouse's Armenian Requiem...a powerful case for redemption through music...is a timeless and timely pan-religious call to 'fight against oppression', 'not with arms and violence, but with immortal song'.”
- Gramophone, June 2019
“Krouse's music hearkens to a distant and a recent past from the Old World and New World, respectively, melding music of the vernacular and cultivated traditions. [His] idealization of the life and death experience is the epitome of a "totalistic" approach to composition; it bespeaks the essence of humanity."
- Richard K. Hansen, The American Wind Band: A Cultural History, GIA Publications, Inc.
“This is a stunning work....proof that there still are composers who can summon the heights and depths of humanity in their music.”
- American Record Guide, September, 2019
“...one of the most communicative and intriguing young composers on the music scene today.”
“Krouse seems to have picked up the violin where Samuel Barber set it down. His . . . is passionate music in which the thirst for beauty is intense.”
- Robert R. Reilly, Surprised by Beauty: A Listener's Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music, Ignatius Press, 2016.