The Seattle Composers Alliance announces the finalists of its Second Annual Call for Scores, instrumentation of which was specified for a combination of players up to and including string quartet and not to exceed seven minutes in length. Entries are guaranteed anonymity in the judging process. Participants ranged geographically from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Canada and beyond, as well as local contributions from Seattle and throughout the United States. The ten winning pieces will be performed on April 26th by the NOCCO String Quartet, as a part of the Wayward Music Series at The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, starting at7:30pm.
•First place winner will receive a 1-year Full Membership, a studio quality recording of their piece, and a free-invitation to participate in next year’s Call for Scores. Full Membership includes priority participation in “Fly Film Making” (Seattle International Film Festival) and other composing opportunities, priority registration for Film Meets Music networking events, discount entry fees to selected events throughout the year, reduced admission to SCA-sponsored events, free admission to SCA members-only networking nights, access to SCA members-only online articles, access to SCA members-only videos of select live events, project leads from the SCA Web site’s “Need a Composer?” request form.
•Second and third place winners, in addition to the performance and recording, will receive 1-year Associate Memberships. Associate Membership includes reduced admission to SCA-sponsored events, free admission to SCA members-only networking nights, access to SCA members-only online articles, access to SCA members-only videos of select live events, project leads from the SCA website’s “Need a Composer?” request form.
Rodrigo Batalha, “Pulse”
Diane Berry, “Chasing the Raven”
Jeff Chambers, “Whitewater”
William Cooper, “Elegy”
Daniele Di Virgilio, “The Guild of Sorcerer’s Apprentices”
Heidi Fivash, “Lifespan”
Philip Kenworthy, “Fire Dance”
Jiyoung Kim, “Garak”
Andrea Montalbano, “Geometric Game”
William Toutant, “Smidgen”
At the end of this concert, a first, second, and third place winner will be announced from the stage.
Our hearty congratulations to this year’s winners listed below in alphabetical order. Last year’s First Place winner, Jiyoung Kim, is represented again for 2015 with a solo cello piece, “Garak.”