The Cortona Sessions is excited to welcome two new artists to the faculty for the 2020 Sessions. Erin Gee will be joining the composition faculty and soprano Laura Bohn will be returning to rejoin the performance faculty! Welcome to the family!!! Read more about Erin and Laura on their faculty pages!
2019 Cortona Prize Winner Annika Socolofsky!
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Cortona Sessions for New Music, our 10th Anniversary Season, will take place from May 18 - June 1, 2019! Stay-tuned for updates regarding special guests and events!
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
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
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!