2017 Participants

Composition alum awarded Fire Island Residency, releases new single with fellow alumni

Dan Langa (’17) was awarded residency at Fire Island National Park, starting in May 2021. “For the residency I will be creating an electroacoustic work for the park using field recordings I will take during my stay at Watch Hill in the spring. My goal with the project is to explore to relationship between man–made, …

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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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