Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University Announces Winners of the 2023-2024 Young Composers Competition
The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) announced the talented winners of the 2023-2024 Young Composers Competition. The winners, selected across two age categories, will be celebrated during a public concert and master class, highlighting the vibrant future of classical composition.
Among the winners, Bronxville resident and student Jack Damon, age 17 was the Level Two winner for his work, “Electric Prisms.”
Some comments regarding this piece were, “Energetic from beginning to end,” “Really fun piece,” “Now, that was fun!” and “an energetic, virtuosic work for piano and wind quintet that grabs the listener’s attention right off the bat and never lets go.”
Chosen from a pool of over 50 submissions worldwide, these young composers have demonstrated outstanding skill and innovation. The winning compositions will be featured in a public concert with Chamber Project St. Louis on Sunday, March 24th at 4:00 p.m. in the CMS Concert Hall on the campus of Webster University. Guest Composer Maria Kauotzani and Level I First Place winner Hanna Wolkowitz will attend the concert.
As part of their prize, all winners will engage in a virtual meeting with Guest Composer Maria Kauotzani and musicians from Chamber Project St. Louis. This private master class and dress rehearsal will provide invaluable insights and feedback to the winners ahead of the concert.
In addition, the Community Music School plans to host an online public workshop with Guest Composer Maria Kauotzani on Sunday morning, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., offering a unique learning opportunity for the CMS community. For additional event information and full biographies of the winners, visit webster.edu/cms-ycc.