"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Emily Doolittle wins Theodore Front Prize for “A short slow life”

[Ed. Note: This update is written by Suzie LeBlanc, who is heading up the exciting EB100 Musical Legacy Project, which involves the recording of the settings of Elizabeth Bishop’s poems composed for her by several amazing Canadian composers and the releasing of a cd. Suzie will be hosting a new section on the EB100 blog: “Musical Legacy Project” – she will be providing posts, images and updates. Please stay tuned in the weeks to come to read more about this exciting project.]

Suzie LeBlanc writes:
Emily Doolittle, who composed “A short slow life” for the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Opening Concert with Symphony Nova Scotia and myself (on 10 February 2012), has won the Theodore Front Prize for Chamber and Orchestral works, as part of the “Search for New Music by Woman Composers 2012,” for this setting. Emily is preparing a chamber version of the score and I sincerely hope to be able to record this piece along with the other settings by John Plant, Christos Hatzis and Alasdair MacLean, which we are recording this summer in Halifax with the Blue Engine String Quartet, winds from Symphony Nova Scotia, harp, timpani and piano.

Congratulations to Emily for this brilliant achievement! Emily’s other big news is that she’s pregnant and the baby is due in November!! Click here to see Emily's website.

Here is the formal announcement:

Winners of the Search for New Music by Women Composers 2012
Theodore Front Prize – (minimum age 22) Chamber and Orchestral works:

Winner: Emily Doolittle of Seattle, Washington, for "A Short, Slow Life" for soprano and orchestra.

The judges were Kimcherie Lloyd, Director of Orchestral Studies at University of Louisville, and Roshanne Etezady, Professor of Composition at Arizona State University.

Thank you for the hard work by our judges and thank you to all who submitted their music. Pamela J. Marshall, IAWM Search for New Music Competition Committee

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