The ITG 2003 Composition Contest had sixteen entries. Three
were from Russia, one each from Israel, Canada, and Germany, and
ten from the United States.
David Aaberg, professor of composition and jazz/commercial music,
Central Missouri State University;
Leonard Lewis, assistant professor of composition and music theory,
University of Missouri, Columbia;
Kevin Beavers, lecturer in theory/composition, University of Texas
First: Spanish Dances by Stanley Friedman.
Second: Nordic Suite by Nick Lane.
The chair of the 2003 Composition Contest was William Richardson,
assistant professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University.
The first place award Spanish Dances, composed in 2002 by
Stanley Friedman (b. 1951), will be performed on a recital on Thursday,
May 22nd at the 2003 ITG Conference. It will be performed by the
Louisville Brass: Michael Tunnell, trumpet; Herbert Koerselman,
trumpet; Bruce Heim, horn; Brett Shuster, trombone; and John Jones,
tuba. The three movements (Habanera, Pavane, and Bolero) are modeled
after compositions by Maurice Ravel.
Competitions and Contests
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