Composition Department prizes announced

Sheets of MusicThe faculty of the Jacobs School of Music Composition Department is pleased to announce results for the following annual internal competitions.

2014 “DEAN’S PRIZE” COMPOSITION COMPETITION
 
Category A (Orchestra or Wind Ensemble, $500 prize):
Sang Mi Ahn, Valley of Dry Bones, for orchestra

Category B (Chamber/Ensemble, $1000 prize and commission for a new work to be premiered by the New Music Ensemble in 2014-15):
Jay Hurst, Grand Guignol, for sinfonietta

Category C (Undergraduate, $300 prize):
Will Rowe, Secessionist Subjects, for violin and piano

Category D (Electronic, $300 prize):
Louis Goldford, Grand Sepia Taksim
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2014 GEORGINA JOSHI COMPOSITION COMMISSION AWARD
($1000 prize and commission for a new work for voice and ensemble to be premiered by the New Music Ensemble in 2014-15):
Yie-Eun Chun, Urban Polyphony & Game of Fives

The Georgina Joshi Composition Commission Award
A vision of Louise Addicott-Joshi and made possible by a gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation, the annual Georgina Joshi Composition Commission is awarded to a student composer in support of a new work for solo voice and instrumental ensemble to be premiered and recorded by the New Music Ensemble. The award is presented in conjunction with the Composition Department’s annual “Dean’s Prizes” that celebrate the highest ranked student compositions of the year.

Georgina Joshi
Georgina Joshi received her bachelor’s degree in music (with honors) from the Royal College of Music in London and, at the time of her death, was pursuing a master’s degree in the Jacobs School of Music. While at IU, Joshi appeared as a soloist in major choral performances and IU Opera Theater productions. An enthusiastic performer, she was featured in a variety of regional ensembles and festivals, and appeared as a soloist in England, Wales, Romania, and Greece.
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2014 MRS. HONG PHAM MEMORIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE ($500, $300 ,and $200 prizes):

$500, Maya Nojiri, cello
$300, Heath White, flute
$200, Nick Morandi, clarinet

The Mrs. Hong Pham Memorial Recognition Award for New Music Performance is an annual prize awarded by the Composition Department to the performers who, through collaboration and performance, made the most significant overall contribution to the presentation of new music by student composers in the Jacobs School during the academic year.

The Composition faculty are extremely grateful for the participation of so many wonderful musicians in performances throughout the year.  It is truly remarkable to experience the dedication, commitment, and musical abilities of the student performers here at IU.
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Our congratulations to all of the winners, and, indeed, to all of our student composers for an excellent year!

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