Thrilled and incredibly honored by some wonderful news I have to share with you! I have been awarded a rare double distinction from The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. In addition to receiving a $6,000 commission award under their General commissioning program, I have been named the only composer in the Endowment’s history to receive an Honorable Mention for The Barlow Prize in the same year! 170 composers applied and I am very grateful and humbled to be given such special notice from the judges.
About The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition:
The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University was created to support individuals who demonstrate technical skills and natural gifts for the composition of great music. Each year, the Endowment hosts an international composition competition and awards the Barlow Prize. Applications from across the globe are accepted and reviewed by a panel of musicians. The winners are selected and commissioned to compose new works during the next year. Arrangements are made for a piece to be composed for and performed by ensembles who specialize in that genre. The 15- to 20-minute work is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium. This year 170 composer applications were submitted from several countries worldwide.