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February 2021 Newsletter
|IU Composition Department Announces the 2021 Sven-David Sandström Choral Composition Awards
June 1, 2021 will be the deadline for the 2021 Sven-David Sandström Choral Composition Awards, open to any current or former IU student that studied at some point with Professor Sandström. The awards include a $5,000 commission as first prize and performances for 2nd and 3rd prizes. Funds are provided by the Sven-David Sandström Memorial Fund, chaired by Ann-Marie Lysell, and the commission will be administered by The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The premiere of the commissioned work will take place on October 29, 2022, in conjunction with the celebration of Sven-David Sandström’s birthday in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, during which the commissioned work will be premiered by the Swedish Radio Choir conducted by Kaspars Putniņš. Multiple performances of the commissioned work and the 2nd and 3rd place works will be given by a number of choirs in Europe and the US, including IU’s NOTUS conducted by Dominick DiOrio.
|David P. Jones (DM ‘95)
Dr. David P. Jones’ composition, “Sketches from Middle Earth” (1990) is featured on a new CD, “Joyride”, from Mark Records by the New England Conservatory Symphonic Winds, conducted by William Drury. MarkCustom MusicStore Dr. Jones is Head of the Music Program and Chair of the Humanities Division at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, where he has taught since 2008.
|Daniel Cueto Wins IDRS 1st Annual Commission Competition
Daniel Cueto was selected as a winner of the International Double Reed Society´s 1st Annual Commissioning Competition. Along with four other composers, he received a commission to write a chamber work that will be premiered at the Society´s 50th Anniversary Conference in Boulder, CO in July.
|Alex Tedrow Hired to Score Feature Documentary Film
Alex Tedrow, a current BM student in composition, was recently hired to compose the original score for The Addict’s Wake, a feature-length documentary in production that examines the deep scars that addiction to meth and opioids leave on the user and on the community as a whole. While the filming takes place in Brown County, IN, this rural county serves as a microcosm of what is happening across our nation. The project will be carried out in conjunction with Emmy Award-winning director Michael Husain, producer Lisa Hall, the Jacobs Community Engagement Initiative, and the IU Center for Rural Engagement. The film’s soundtrack will involve both existing music by local Brown County musicians and a score specifically set to the film recorded by student performers in the Jacobs School of Music. The Addict’s Wake is set to release early this summer across television and streaming platforms.
(* Starred events are REQUIRED for IU composition students)
* Composers Forum – Andreia Pinto Correia
Wednesday, February 10 | 4:55PM EST | Zoom
* Composers Forum – Double Bass Collaboration
Wednesday, February 24 | 4:55PM EST | Zoom