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2017 Cortona Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the two competitions held during the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music!
Amber Evans, soprano:  winner of the 2017 Cortona Sessions Contemporary Performance Competition Hiebert Prize

Madi Barrett:  winner of the 2017 Cortona Sessions Iron Composer Competition

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2017 Cortona Prize Results

Congratulations to PASCAL LE BOEUF, winner of the 2017 Cortona Prize for his work Obliquely Wrecked for violin, cello, and piano. The winning piece will be performed by the Cortona Collective at the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music and Pascal will have the opportunity to work with the Collective on a new work for premiere in 2018.

Finalists for the 2017 Cortona Prize also included:
Lisa Atkinson:  From My Window There Is a Lighthouse
Aaron Kirschner:  Cryokenetic Variations
Finola Merivale:  Blinding Blizzard
Jared Redmond:  Todesvogel
Kyle Peter Rotolo:  Negatives

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New Voice Faculty!

The Cortona Sessions looks forward to welcoming baritone Jeffrey Gavett to the faculty for the 2017 Sessions! We are sad that our dear friend Rachel Calloway is not able to join us this summer, but are certain that Jeffrey will provide a new and incredibly exciting energy for everyone involved in the 2017 Cortona Sessions! Jeffrey Gavett is the founder of the vocal ensemble Ekmeles and also a member of the loadbang ensemble. Read Jeffrey's bio here!

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Cortona Sessions Welcomes Composer Suzanne Farrin!

The brilliant New York based Suzanne Farrin will join the faculty of the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music. We are so excited to work with Suzanne and look forward to her sharing her music and work with all of us and our Fellows this summer. Learn more about Suzanne here.

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