Competition Winners – Where Are they Now?

This year’s score calls and composition competition are in full swing and we’re happy to see all the submissions so far. Have a recent wind quintet for performance? Send it along! Looking to enter the competition for double reed duos? We can’t wait to see your scores!

In the meantime, we’re checking in with our former competition winners. Where are they now? What are they up to? Now its fourth year, the competition has had quite a varied group of winners including Sang Mi Ahn, a doctoral candidate at Indiana University whose blend of electronic and acoustic works have garnered numerous international awards; Karen Power, an Irish composers whose output inhabits stunning soundscapes across the globe (currently making her way through the Arctic Circle of all places); and Anna Rubin, whose richly layered music creates amazing orchestral and electronic narratives.

Look for more details in the coming months on these amazing composers, along with others who have shared their music with the festival. And keep sending those scores!

Friday Festival Recap – July 19, 2013

Allison Holst-Grubbe and Michael Korman

Allison Holst-Grubbe, soprano, accompanied by Michael Korman, performs songs by Amy Beach along with many other singers on the American Women in Song concert.


Alyssa Hoffert, soprano saxophone, Lauren Wasynczuk, alto saxophone, Benjamin Carraher, tenor saxophone, and Li-Chun Hsiao, baritone saxophone, give an excellent performance of Hilary Tann’s Some of the Silence at the Hartford Musical Club.



Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer

Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer of The Dahlia Flute Duo give a stunning performance of the 2013 Competition winning work by Anna Rubin, Consulting the Oracle.