The American Prize is honored to announce the winners, runners-up and citation recipients of The American Prize in Composition, Band/Wind Ensemble Division, 2013. The American Prize celebrates excellence in the arts.
The American Prize in Composition, Band/Wind Ensemble, PROFESSIONAL Division, 2013.
The American Prize first place winner:
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn (Wichita, KS) "FIREWORKS"
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, was educated on both coasts, including California State University, East Bay, and now finds himself in the middle of the country. His music combines a frenetic rhythmic language, lean textures and lyrical sensitivity. His music has been recorded and performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Asia by ensembles and organizations including the Kiev Philharmonic, The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Alabama Army Band, Composers Inc, Conundrum, The Yale Brass Trio, Scott/Garrison Duo, and Vox Novus. Soloists like Richard Kriehn, Diane Maltester, Craig Hultgren, and Robert Young have also been champions of his music. His works are published by FJH Music, Dorn Publications, Trevco Music, Alry and Boom Crash Music and can be heard on the ERM and Capstone Labels.