2022 Israel/Pellman Prize Winners Announced
The Society for New Music has selected the winners of the Israel/Pellman and New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize for 2022.
The Israel/Pellman Prize winner is Christian-Frédéric Bloquert, born in 1997, for his Serenade: Recomposed. He is a student of Matthias Pintscher at Juilliard.
The New York Federation of Music Cubs Israel Prize winner, administered by SNM, is Alexandros Darna, born in 1998, for his Minnaloushe. He is a student at Manhattan School of Music where he studies with Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh.
There were three Honorable Mentions chosen from across the state. They are Wisconsin-born Jacob Beranek, born 1998, a NYC-based composer of classical music often infused with love of his Czech heritage who studies with John Corigliano at Juilliard; Nicolas Farmer, born 1998, from College Station, TX, who earned his undergrad degree in composition and horn performance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and currently is a master’s degree student at Manhattan School of Music; and Ziyi Tao, born 2002, a native of Beijing who now makes his home in New York City and is a student of Dr. Max Grafe at the Special Music School in New York.
In addition to the prize money, the winners will have their music performed during the 2022-2023 season. Music by Honorable Mentions may be performed in this or a future season.
In all, 47 submissions were received from composers aged 30 and under, either living or studying in New York State. SNM panelists were conductor/trombonist Heather Buchman and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong, who each serve on the Hamilton College faculty, and composer Natalie Draper, who is on the faculty of Syracuse University.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications Being Accepted for HWS Composer's Sandbox Summer Intensive
The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Composer's Sandbox Summer Intensive is an opportunity for composers in the early stages of their career to study with a renowned faculty of composers. Students selected for the program will have the opportunity to work with musicians from the award-winning Society for New Music. The two-week-long Intensive will culminate in a performance and recording of their work by SNM's acclaimed Society Players.
DATES: May 29-June 11, 2022
* Daily meetings with composition faculty to discuss works in progress
* Faculty-led group composition seminars to facilitate discussion of student works and provide evaluative and critical feedback
* Improvisation workshops
* 48-hour composition challenge
* Composition seminars to look at seminal works and works by historically disenfranchised/marginalized composers -- particularly focusing on compositions germane to the works of student composers
* Orchestration seminars
* A seminar on entrepreneurship: building marketing skills as a composer
FACULTY: Mark Olivieri, Jennifer Bellor, Marc Mellits, Douwe Eisenga
TUITION: $1,500, includes room and board
NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 23, 2022 (midnight EST)
Due to technical difficulties with the website, the application deadline has been extended.
For more information or to apply, visit www2.hws.edu/composers-sandbox.
SCI Region II Conference: November 4-6, 2022
In the fall of 2022, Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music will host the Society of Composers, Incorporated Region II Conference. This conference is the first SCI Region II conference to be held since 2006. Region II includes SCI members from New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. Interested in becoming a member of SCI? For more information, please visit wp.societyofcomposers.org.
The conference will feature several calls for scores, as well as panel and project proposals. We are partnering with Central New York's Society for New Music and Symphoria! for this multi-day event. Our guest artist, composer Nilo Alcala, will be the featured composer of the choral concert and will give a pre-concert talk.
The conference will begin with a concert on the evening of Friday, November 4. Activities on Saturday, November 5 include concerts, panels, and networking opportunities. The conference concludes on Sunday, November 6 with a 4:00 pm choral concert by Syracuse's University Singers in Hendricks Chapel.
The full schedule will be posted on this site in the spring of 2022.
CALLS FOR SCORES, PRESENTATIONS, AND PROPOSLAS
The conference includes a variety of calls for scores and proposals, due February 15, 2022. SCI members are invited to send up to two submissions to the conference.
More information can be found on the SCI website.
The conference will offer a menu of virtual and in-person registration options. Our registration page will be posted in the spring of 2022.