RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition
The 2013 RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition has concluded.
We received 422 entries, from 37 states and 24 countries around the world. There were a great many outstanding compositions, and the judging process was challenging due to the high quality of the submissions.
This year, the judges unanimously chose David Kirkland Garner of Durham, North Carolina, as the winner of the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition. His work "Forward/Still" will be performed as part of the Festival in Normal, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, and he will receive the $1000 prize.
There were also two Runners-Up:
Sextet, by Gilad Cohen (Israel)
reach, by Nicholas S. Omiccioli (Kansas City, MO)
In addition, several additional works were selected for citation as Honorable Mentions:
Fractal Miniatures, by Roger Zare (Tallahassee, FL)
String Quartet "The Figure", by Judith Lang Zaimont (Maricopa, AZ)
Glass Blue Cleft, by Max Giteck Duykers (Brooklyn, NY)
Push/Pull, by Mark Popeney (Los Angeles, CA)
The preliminary rounds were judged by the Music Composition faculty of Illinois State University. The judges for the final round were the esteemed composers:
Donald Crockett (University of Southern California)
Stacy Garrop (Roosevelt University)
Stephen Jaffe (Duke University)
Eric Moe (University of Pittsburgh)
Further information about the RED NOTE New Music Festival will be available at this website in the upcoming weeks. For the complete rules and guidelines of this competition, click here.