West Virginia Symphony will perform On the Shores of Qingdao by MM candidate Matthew Jackfert during their final subscription concert of the 2013-2014 season. Jackfert's work shares the spotlight with Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
Lake George Music Festival's composition competition announced its results, and the winner is UT alum Robert Honstein. Current MM student Egemen Kesikli is one of three finalists this year. It should be noted that all submissions were anonymous.
The selection committee for the 2013 SCI National Coference has chosen Aurora Borealis to be performed on the gala concert (Concert XII) of the conference -- February 16th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium in the OSU School of Music. The Ohio State University Symphonic Band under the direction of Prof. Scott Jones will perform the work.
The 2012 Tri-State Black Band at the Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tri-State Honor Band Festival will be performing the wind ensemble adaptation of Jared Beu's "Toward Sky’s End" with their clinician, composer and conductor Noah Taylor, at Thorpe Langley Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on October 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM. The original orchestral work was performed by Austin Symphony Orchestra last year.
DMA composition student Andrew Sigler was invited to be a Fellow at the 2012 Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center at Wellesley this past July where his piano trio Imaginary Choreogrpahy was premiered. The Composers Conference, guided for nearly 40 years by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, provides young, emerging composers with the opportunity to indulge in an intense two-week composition workshop as well as showcase one of their compositions in a live, professional concert. For summer 2012, Eric Chasalow and Melinda Wagner were guest composers. Past guest composers have included Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Jacob Druckman, John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Earl Kim, Donald Martino, David Rakowski, Shulamit Ran, Gunther Schuller, Joan Tower, George Walker, Ollie Wilson, Charles Wuorinen, and Chen Yi.Sigler was also personally invited by Daron Hagen to be a Fellow at the Seasons Festival in Yakima Washington in October 2012. The weeklong festival willl feature new chamber and orchestral works by Sigler and the other fellows.