|Graduate wins at first ACS music composition contest
RELEASED: May 23, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Nick Drake, a 2001 Centre graduate, was recently one of three winners of the first Orpheus Alliance student composition contest.
The Orpheus Alliance is the virtual music department of The Associated Colleges of the South that sponsored the contest. Students submitted up to two scores of works for one to six performers (including voice).
Sixteen entries representing seven institutions were submitted. The judges were Professor Evan Chambers from the University of Michigan, Professor Don Freund from Indiana University and Professor Samuel Adler from the Juilliard School of Music.
Drake, a Louisville native who majored in philosophy, won with his "Movement for String Quartet" entry.
The Music Composition Forum is designed to help faculty and students from participating institutions join together in the creation and performance of new music. The focus was to create collaborations between student composers and performers. The winning compositions will be performed by professional performing artists at the ACS Composer's Forum workshop July 24-28 at Southwestern University. This work will also be professionally recorded.
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