I’m happy to announce that my work “Credo” was selected as a winner of the HerVoice Emerging Women Composers Competition. The piece will be workshopped and performed by the Kansas City Chorale, under Charles Bruffy. Details about the program and the other winners can be found here. The piece was workshopped by the Choral Arts Initiative in 2018, after which I revised the piece. I’m excited that a premiere is coming and will post performance info when I have it!
I’m very excited to announce that the Connecticut Children’s Chorus has commissioned me to write a new work for their Prelude, Canticum, and Concert Choirs. The work is based a text by Walt Whitman about equality, and the project involves an educational outreach component.
In January, I met with students from the choirs to explore their thoughts and experiences relating to equality. I led short discussions with each choir about the text, its message, and its relevance today. In addition to highlighting the students’ voices through the music, I am also incorporating some of their words and ideas about equality into composition alongside the Whitman text. It’s been really wonderful getting to know the students and working on the music/words!
The new work will be premiered on the Connecticut Children Chorus concert on May 22. More details coming soon!