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musicians the chance to perform in this great concert hall, but it also exposes the community to the young artists who will become the professional musicians of tomorrow.”

The concert was preceded by the “Upbeat Live Pre-Con- cert Event,” a lecture moderated by the Artistic Admin- istrator of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, HelaneAnderson. The standing-room-only presentation included a brief history of the concert band (as told by Dr.Stoffel), an explanation of computer language com- positional processes (as told by Mr. Didkovsky), and unabashed praise and acclaim for school band directors who are enthusiastically programming and preparing new works by today’s leading and emerging compos- ers (as told by the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Mr. Corigliano).

ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize Winner Announced

New York, NY, October 6, 2008: Frances Richard, Vice President and Director of Concert Music of ASCAP (American Society of Composers,Authors and Publish- ers) and William K. Wakefield, President of CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association), today jointly announced the fourth bi-annualASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize winner. The competition, named for Frederick Fennell, ASCAP member and founder of the CBDNA, was established to encourage giftedAmeri- can composers who create new works for Concert Band. The winning work was selected via a juried national competition, which attracted submissions from eligible composers (between the ages of 18 and 30) from across the United States.

The $5000 Prize for a wind ensemble work has been awarded to Kathryn Salfelder, age 21, for Cathedrals for wind ensemble. The award winning work will be performed during the National CBDNA Conference at The University of Texas at Austin, March 25-28, 2009 by the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Joe Missal.

Cathedrals has been selected for publication in the Boosey & Hawkes Windependence Series and was premiered in September 2008 by Gary W. Hill and the Arizona State University Wind Bands. It will be fea- tured in over a dozen concerts throughout the US during the 2008-2009 season. Salfelder, a native of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, is completing a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at The New England Conservatory of Music. Her Three Fanfares for Brass Quintet was se- lected as the winning score in the 2008 New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble Competition. An ac- complished performer, Ms. Salfelder is pianist for the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and has

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appeared on New England Conservatorys Compos- ers Series, Tuesday Night New Music and Chamber Music concerts. She serves as associate conductor and rehearsal pianist for the Fiddlehead Theatre Company (Norwood, Massachusetts), and has twice appeared as soloist with the North Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Further information is available at www.kathrynsal- felder.com

William K. Wakefield said, “CBDNA is most excited about the collaborative effort with ASCAP to continue the legacy of Frederick Fennell through cultivating and promoting new repertoire for the concert band. There are few things as powerful as celebrating art with a young, fresh, and vibrant voice.”

Frances Richard said, “Frederick Fennell, a revered member ofASCAP, was devoted to building a great rep- ertory for the Concert Band/Wind Ensembles in which he took such great pride. We are proud to commemo- rate his legacy by recognizing the works of outstanding young composers selected in his name.”

Additional works selected for Honorable Mention by the Jury will be circulated to ensembles performing at regional CBDNA conferences.

Honorable Mention:

  • Jonathan Bartz, 22, Los Angeles, California: The Valley of the Dry Bones for symphonic concert band

  • David Biedenbender, 24, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Stomp for winds and percussion

  • Andres Carrizo, 26, Chicago, Illinois: Ecos Y Remansos for concert band

  • Michael Cortes, 23, San Antonio, Texas: Europa Fanfare for concert band and pipe organ

  • Elizabeth A. Kelly, 26, Rochester, New York: Ice for electric guitar and concert band

  • Douglas Pew, 28, Erlanger, Kentucky: 8 Bagatelles for concert band

  • Anthony Suter, 29, Redlands, California: As We Shine, Singing, Over Waterless Seas for concert band

The ASCAP composer/judges for the 2008 competition were Derek Bermel and John Mackey. The conductor jurors were Jerry Junkin (University of Texas atAustin), H. Robert Reynolds (University of Southern California), and Kevin Sedatole (Michigan State University).

Cathedrals (2007) by Kathryn Salfelder Duration: 6 Published: Boosey & Hawkes Windepenence Series

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