The Chelsea Symphony Composition Competition 2019-20
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2019-20 COMPOSITION COMPETITION WILL BE OPENED IN FALL 2019.
The Chelsea Symphony holds an annual composition competition for early-career composers in the greater New York City area, now in its sixth year. Applications are accepted in the fall/winter and the winning entry will be performed on the orchestra’s concerts the following spring/summer. The winning composer will also receive a professional recording of the performances and an honorarium of $250. The winning selection will be chosen by acclaimed conductor and composer Gerard Schwarz, Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony and Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, in conjunction with a panel of musicians from The Chelsea Symphony.
The winning entry will be performed on the orchestra’s concerts on May 15-16, 2020.
Finalists and Honorable Mentions listed in alphabetical order
In Between, Aaron Israel Levin
Augustine's Ascent, Nathan Ball
Sketch Book, Aaron Spotts
Pugaw, Avner Finberg
On-again, Off-again, Jack Frerer
Pray Away, Ryan Lindveit
The Rest is Silence, Samuel R. Beebe
The Legend of Mulan, Esther Shuyue Cao
Listening Through an Open Door, Nicholas V. Hall
Summer Mountains, Danny Gray
Aeolian Dust, Natalie Dietterich
Dawn, Paul Frucht
Awake, Alan Hankers
Soundscape for a Century Past, Jared Miller
Tightrope Walker, Michael Boyman
Arion, William Gardiner
Symphony in 3 Movements, Michael Gilbertson
Unhinged Carnival Fanfare Machine, Jonathan Russell