Todd Coleman, associate professor of music and coordinator of music technology, spent the first week of August adjudicating scores and recordings entered in the Barlow Endowment's international music composition prize - a $12,000 commission to compose a major new work for woodwind quintet.
The new work will be premiered in 2013 by a consortium of three wind quintets: Fifth House (Chicago), Imani Winds (New York) and Orpheus Winds (Provo).
This is Coleman’s second year of service on The Barlow Endowment Board of Advisors. The judges also awarded a number of other commissions to about ten other composers in a second round of judging.
The Barlow Prize is one of the most sought after awards in contemporary music composition. Many winners of the Barlow Prize have also been recognized by the Pulitzer Prizes for their work.