The adjudicators met recently and carefully reviewed 46 submissions. As the inaugural year for this competition, we were especially impressed with the diversity of styles and aesthetics, and felt privileged to be able to view a cross-section of new chamber music being created in the United States.
The winner of this year’s composition is Tony Manfredonia’s Fear of Disappointment.
Composers receiving honorable mention include Brandon Maahs (New Motive Power) and Christopher Hills (String Quartet).
The composition faculty of the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, along with John Mackey and the Apollo Chamber Players would like to express sincere gratitude to all of the composers who submitted works to this year’s competition. The Texas A&M University Composition Competition and Symposium was founded as a three-year sustainable event. If you still meet the criteria for eligibility, we encourage you to apply again in a future year.