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!

Picture of the Day – July 11, 2012

Here’s a peek at the 2011 Festival’s opening concert:

HICO performs in 2011

The Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra led by Erberk Eryilmaz performed works by 2011 Composer-in-Residence Gilda Lyons, Eunsook Baek, Jessica Rudman, and the winner of our inaugural Composition Competition, Sang Mi Ahn.

The Composition Competition was a new addition to the Festival in 2011, and the high quality of the submissions received in both the first and second years encouraged us to continue offering this award annually.  Each year, the prize involves the performance of a selected work by our featured ensemble Рstay tuned to find out who it will be for 2013!