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Young-05-aThe winner for the Composers Competition 2017 is Nina C. Young!

New York-based composer Nina C. Young writes music characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy. Her experience in the electronic studio informs her acoustic work, which takes as its given not melody and harmony, but sound itself.

Her experience in the electronic studio informs her acoustic work, which takes as its given not melody and harmony, but sound itself. Young’s music has garnered international acclaim through performances by the American Composers Orchestra, Inscape, Milwaukee Symphony, Orkest de ereprijs, Phoenix Symphony, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Argento, Divertimento, Either/Or, JACK Quartet, Metropolis, Nouveau Classical Project, Scharoun, Sixtrum, wild Up, and Yarn/Wire. Winner of the 2015-16 Rome Prize in Musical Composition, Nina has received a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Award, the Jacob Druckman Prize, and honors from BMI, IAWM, and ASCAP/SEAMUS.

A graduate of McGill and MIT, Nina completed her DMA at Columbia University where she was an active participant at the Columbia Computer Music Center. In 2016 Young joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as Assistant Professor in the Department of Arts. She serves as Co-Artistic Director of NY-based new music sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé. Her music is published by Peermusic Classical.

Composers Competition 2017

The 2017 Look + Listen Festival Prize competition is now closed. The deadline to enter the 2017 competition was December 1, 2016.

The Prize:

One Winner receives a $1000 cash prize as well as a performance of their work at the 2017 Look + Listen Festival in New York City. The concerts feature performances of 20th and 21st Century music by talented and rigorous professional performers. See our past seasons here.

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Past Winners:

2003 Mei-Fang Lin
2004 Peter Gilbert
2005 Panayiotis Kokoras
2006 Erin Gee
2007 Izzi Ramkissoon
2008 Nathan Davis
2009 Paul Leary
2010 Dan Visconti
2011 Zibuokle Martinaityte
2012 Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang
2013 Evis Sammoutis
2014 Antonio Macaretti
2015 Daniel Fawcett
2016 J. Alexander Brown