Emerging Composers Competition

Emerging Composers Competition

2019-2020 Emerging Composers Competition

Congratulations and thank you to all of this year’s applicants! The level of artistry, musicianship, and creativity was extremely high and choosing winners from such a talented group of composers was very difficult. Please continue the excellent music-making and I hope you will consider applying again in the future!

~Daniel Ott, Guest Panelist


Emerging Composers Competition Winners

ORCHESTRAL – DIVISION I (Ages 8 – 17)

First Prize: Noah Stein, Forest – A Rotation of the Earth
Second Prize: Maxwell Lu, Industrial Nature
Third Prize: Noah H. Tan, On the Open Range
Honorable Mention: Ian Barnett, Tempestas
Honorable Mention: Ethan Fisher-Chaves, H.E.R.O.
Honorable Mention: Grace Miedziak, Seereise

ORCHESTRAL – DIVISION II (Ages 18 – 24)

First Prize: Benjamin S. Beckman, Occidentalis
Second Prize: Conrad Asman, Igniting Kites & Flying Fireworks
Third Prize: Aaron Mencher, Monologues
Honorable Mention: Aiyana Braun, Practical Water
Honorable Mention: Lazar Liebenberg, For Madmen Only
Honorable Mention: Julio E. Quiñones Santiago, En el principio…

CHORAL – DIVISION I (Ages 8 – 17)

First Prize: Julian Misut, Oh, Wearisome Condition of Humanity
Second Prize: No Award
Third Prize: No Award

CHORAL – DIVISION II (Ages 18 – 24)

First Prize: Kian Ravaei, Blue
Second Prize: Heng Yang, Sonnet 8
Third Prize: Noah Magnus, “The Cantor” from SAND


Awards

Prizewinners in each Division will receive a cash award and may have their composition performed by one of our MYO ensembles in the 2020 – 2021 season.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100

While there is no prize money attached to an Honorable Mention, it is an opportunity to recognize these talented composers by name.


Special Guest Panelist

Daniel Ott is a 2013 recipient of the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received commissions from the National Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Chiara Quartet, and Bargemusic, among others, and has been honored multiple times by the ASCAP Foundation. His music has been set to dance by some of the world’s leading choreographers, including Larry Keigwin, Benjamin Millepied, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon. Ott’s music has been heard all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Sadler’s Wells, the Musée du Louvre, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva in Mexico. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, and currently serves on the faculty of both Juilliard and Fordham University, where he is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition.

Competition Winners Featured in MYO Concerts!

2017-2018 Emerging Composers Competition winner Christopher Fludd had his work Wishful Thinking performed by the Nassau Chamber Chorale, led by Music Director Edward P. Norris III on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

2018-2019 Emerging Composers Competition Winner Jack Frerer had his work On-Again, Off-Again performed by the Nassau Principal Orchestra, led by Music Director Scott Stickley on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

2018-2019 Emerging Composers Competition

Competition Winners

Congratulations to our prizewinners of the 2018-2019 MYO Emerging Composers Competition!

Choral Division: SATB Youth Choir

First Prize: Louis Josephson, November
Second Prize: Nathan Pallotto, 1689: 7 Miniatures for Choir
Third Prize: Jasmine Bryant, North Wind
Honorable Mention: Frazar Henry, The Night Will Never Stay, and Heng Yang, My Beloved Hometown, Taiwan

Orchestral Division: Symphony Orchestra

First Prize: Jack Frerer, On-Again, Off-Again
Second Prize: Paul Novak, on buoyancy
Third Prize: Robert Ge, Sum of Its Parts
Honorable Mention: Daniel Cho, vita morte, Marina Lee, Time River, and Ludub Ochirov, Concerto No. 4.


Awards

Prizewinners in each Division received a cash award and may have their composition performed by one of our MYO ensembles in the 2019-2020 season.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100

While there is no prize money attached to an Honorable Mention, it is an opportunity to recognize these talented young composers by name.

2017-2018 Emerging Composers Competition

Competition Winners

Congratulations to our prizewinners of the 2017-2018 MYO Emerging Composers Competition!

Choral Division: SATB Youth Choir

First Prize: Christopher Fludd, Hold You in My Smile
Second Prize: Daniel Werth, Forest Road
Third Prize: Adin Boyer, Invitation
Honorable Mention: Tiffany Cuaresma, Eloi

Orchestral Division: Symphony Orchestra

First Prize: Lauren Vandervelden, Conflicted Momentum
Second Prize: Charles Meenaghan, Sands of Time
Third Prize: Brent Morden, Danzón
Honorable Mention: Jasmine Bryant, Dare and Ludub Ochirov, Piano Concerto No. 2


Awards

Prizewinners in each Division received a cash award and may have had their composition performed by one of our MYO ensembles in the 2018-2019 season.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100

While there is no prize money attached to an Honorable Mention, it is an opportunity to recognize these talented young composers by name.

Thank you to all of our talented competition applicants for sharing your scores and your music with MYO!