2017 Participants

Kickstarter: Lost Islands, a project by the Cygnus Trio

The Cygnus Trio (alums 2017) has recently launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming tour in August! They start touring in Montreal on August 10th and will be traveling through Ontario to the Algoma region. To help make this a reality, please consider donating to assist them with travel costs, venue rentals, artists and composition fees! …

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Kenosha Symphony Woodwind Quintet Premiers Haley Woodrow quintet

In February, the Kenosha Symphony Woodwind Quintet premiered Haley Woodrow’s (alum 2017) piece entitled Place of the Pike: Then and Now. A new work inspired by Kenosha history was made possible by a commission from the Kenosha Community Foundation, an award given to Haley through fresh inc! The piece also won a composition contest at the MACRO …

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Shelby Blalock finalist for American Prize in Composition

Shelby Rawlings Blalock, alum from 2017, was recently announced as a finalist for the American Prize in Composition with her piece entitled Out of Ashes! To hear her piece, click here.  “Out of Ashes” is a journey from trauma and loss, to hope and new life. The title was inspired by the legend of the …

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Composition Alum Named Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

Composition alum Shelby Blalock has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Orchestral Division of the American Prize for her composition Out of Ashes! The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by …

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“RE: New Music” – Clarinet and Flute Duo

Alums Emily Mehigh (2017) and Robin Meiksins (2016) have started a new duo based in Chicago. the duo currently aims to perform and create new music for flute and clarinet duet. They have a recital coming up on Friday, November 17th at Slate Arts and Performance, and four out of the five pieces being performed are premieres, …

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Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble featured on Boston Globe + Review

  Alums Nicole DeMaio and Bradley Frizzell (2017) have been featured in a Boston Globe article. The article details Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble’s roots, the inspiration for their mission and a write up on their upcoming concert on October 6th, 2017. After a call for scores online, expecting only 10 to 20 responses, they have …

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