Previous Festival Awardees

Sarah Marze (2020-21 Emerging Composers Workshop) was recently named UConn’s Sixth Marshall Scholar. Sarah’s Two Songs for String Quartet was workshopped by the Craft Ensemble, our 2020-21 Ensemble-in-Residence. Listen to it here.

Tawnie Olson (2018 Composer-in-Residence) was selected as the winner of the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition through the National Opera Association. Sanctuary and Storm, composed by Olson and librettist Roberta Barker, will be produced in its entirety at the January 2024 National Conference in Tempe, AZ. Sanctuary and Storm was co-commissioned by the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, with scenes being performed as part of the 2018 Festival on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Read more on her website and listen to a clip of Sanctuary and Storm here.

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