2013 Iron Composer Competition at BW | Schools
Five composers from around the world will compete in the 2013 Iron Composer competition on September 6 at Baldwin Wallace University. They'll have five hours to compose music to be performed and judged at a free 8 p.m. concert.
Can Bilir (Ankara) is a composer and guitarist currently enrolled in doctoral studies at Bilkent University in Turkey. He was recently selected as a composer for the European Broadcasting festival “MusMa V”. Read more about Can at www.canbilir.wordpress.com
Jennifer Jolley (Cincinnati) teaches composition, music theory, and electronic music at Ohio Wesleyan University. Jennifer is the co-founder and artistic director of North American New Opera Workshop (N.A.N.O.Works), a new chamber opera company devoted to developing and staging short contemporary operas by emerging North American composers. Read more about Jennifer at www.jenniferjolley.com.
Jakub Polaczyk, a native of Krakow, studied orchestration there with Krzysztof Penderecki. Most recently, he received an Artists Diploma from Carnegie Mellon where he performed as a pianist in the contemporary ensemble. Read more about Jakub at www.jakub.polaczyk.com.
Christoffer Schunk (Newhall) is an active multi-instrumentalist and composer based in southern California. His compositions have been premiered by New Century Players, Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Ensemble for Contemporary Music, and UC Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. Read more about Christoffer at www.christofferschunk.com.
David Wolfson (New York) is a composer, music director, arranger, pianist and copyist. He has had an active career in theatrical music, stretching from his days as assistant musical director at the Cleveland Play House to his work with broad variety of dance and theater projects in New York City. Read more about David at www.davidwolfsonmusic.net.
Iron Composer is a quickdraw composition contest.
First prize includes a performance of a new or existing work by Blue Water Chamber Orchestra on their 2013-2014 season.
All composers must be present by 2:00 p.m. the day before the competition for a public symposium of their work.