The National Association of Composers, USA has announced the results of its 2008 Young Composers Competition. The first prize ($400 and a performance on a NACUSA National Concert) has been awarded to Andrew Seager Cole (a freelance composer living in Appleton, Wisconsin), for his Sound, Timbre, and Density III for flute and pre-recorded sound. The second prize ($100 and the likelihood of a performance on a NACUSA concert) has been awarded to Martin Blessinger (assistant professor of music at Texas Christian University), for his Duo for Saxophone and Piano. In addition, three composers were acknowledged with an honorable mention: Kevin Baldwin (undergraduate student in composition at the University of the Pacific) for his Meditation for bassoon solo, David van Gilluwe (a bachelor’s student at California State University, Fresno), for his Centrifuge for timpani and piano, and Ryan Jesperson (a doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City), for his Farbenmusik for piano. The judges were Daniel Kessner (president, NACUSA), Deon Neilsen Price (past president, NACUSA), and David S. Lefkowitz (vice-president, NACUSA).—Condensed from the press release
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