1998 Winners

1998 Prize Winner

Henry Martin

For more information about
Henry Martin, Barlow Prize Winner, consult his website.

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entry Martin, Associate Professor of Music at Rutgers University, won first place in this year’s piano competition. The award included a $10,000 commission for a new piano piece with premiere performances by Logan Skelton of the University of Michigan and a laureate of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival.

Other Commissioning Programs

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he Endowment also granted awards in its commissioning programs to twelve other composers, who were commissioned to compose pieces for the following ensembles, listed below.

General Commission Recipients Piece Premiering Ensemble(s)
Tully J. Cathey Motherchord Utah Symphony
Daniel Godfrey Symphony in Minor St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Osvaldo Golijov Lua descolorida Dawn Upshaw
David Kechley Flow Seattle Symphony
James Primosch Holy the Firm Dawn Upshaw
Steven Stucky Concerto Mediterraneo Baltimore Symphony
Olly Wilson Band Dances San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

LDS Commission Recipients Piece Premiering Ensemble(s)
Murray Boren Band Dances BYU Wind Ensemble
Keith Bradshaw Desertscape, Fives, Rhythms and Rhymes SUU Performing Groups & Faculty
Gaylen Hatton Apotheosis BYU Concert Choir
Lansing McLoskey Wild Bells Leticia Oaks Strong
Marie Barker Nelson Concerto for Cello, Harp, Percussion, and Strings Master Musicians

Performances

Dominick Argento’s I Hate and I Love was presented May 2nd, 1998 by the Dale Warland Singers on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Donald Crockett’s Extant was premiered by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble on the 22nd of September, 1997 with bassoonist John Steinmetz.

Donald Crockett
David Dzubay

David Dzubay’s Sun Moon Stars Rain, the Barlow 1995 Competition winner, was premiered by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the 12th and 13th of June, 1997.

Maija Einfelde

Maija Einfelde’s 1997 Competition winning work Psalm 15 was performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir on Nov. 13th, 1998 and was recorded by the Netherlands Radio Choir in September.

Lee Hyla’s Lives of the Saints was premiered by Boston Musica Viva on May 29th, 1998.

Lee Hyla

Arthur Levering’s Still Raining. Still Dreaming was premiered on November 15th, 1996 by Musica Viva in Cambridge, MA and received its Italian premiere on May 30th, 1997.

Arthur Levering
Dan Locklair

Dan Locklair’s Concerto Grosso was performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland on April 21st, 1998.

Marden Pond

Marden Pond’s Ge’bungee was performed by the Ririe/Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City on October 29th and 30th, 1998.

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’s El Mozote was performed by the Core Ensemble in October, 1998.

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez

Steven Stucky, former member of the Barlow Board of Advisors, composed his Concerto Mediterraneo for Guitar and Orchestra for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Manuel Barrueco, which was premiered September 17th, 18th, and 19th, 1998.  National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” has produced a feature story on this world premiere.

Steven Stucky
Education Grant Report

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he Barlow Education Grant supports students and faculty of the BYU School of Music in their education and their professional endeavors in music composition.


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Michael HicksBYU Professor of Music

1998 Report

W e directed almost half of the grant monies toward scholarships for seven graduate students (the most we have ever had in the program).  Five of these seven received their degrees during the year. Two of those five produced exceptionally fine masters thesis compositions, and both are now in excellent doctoral programs.  (Incidentally, this year we accepted no new masters students–we have two in the program currently.)

About $2,500 funded the visits of guest artists. The primary artist was Thomas Moore, a fine new-music pianist who spoke to several classes about contemporary piano composition and performed a stunning version of Morton Feldman’s 90-minute long “Triadic Memories” at a Group for New Music concert.  Other guests included alumni students who gathered and performed a reunion concert of their recent works. This recital occasioned a visit from the University of Utah faculty composers, with whom we re-established good working relationships.

Approximately $1000 was allocated for one of our very best undergraduate students, Melanie Gunsay, to travel to two composition symposia (both in Florida) for performances and critiques of her recent work. Nearly $600 more was spent on a variety of trips by faculty composer Stephen Jones to hear his work performed. (Stephen’s visibility and networking have contributed to his receiving a commission for a new work from the Chicago Symphony.)

The rest of the budget money was applied to wages paid to student performers (for reading of new student compositions); copying costs (to distribute scores by faculty); and our latest CD project, Murray Boren’s “Partial View.”

Again, our profuse thanks to Milton Barlow and the administrators of the Endowment for making this grant available to us. The texture of the department

remains forever enhanced because of it, and its accomplishments gain in strength each year. Thank you so very much, from all of us.

Personnel

Barlow Board of Advisors

1998 Annual Report
Claude Baker
Barlow Bradford
Barlow Bradford
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones

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Libby Larsen
LaMar Barrus
LaMar Barrus

Guest Judges


Paul Pollei
Paul Pollei
Logan Skelton
Logan SkeltonSoloist

Barlow Board of Directors

Chair

K. Newell Dayley

Vice Chair

Thomas Durham

Executive Director

Merrill Bradshaw

Family Representative

Alice Barlow Jones

Financial Officer

Scott M. Boyter

Administrator

Lynda Palma