Zachary Wadsworth ’07MM named a winner in King James Bible Composition Awards

Wadsworth receiving the prize from the Dean of Westminster Abbey.

Composer Zachary Wadsworth ’07MM was named a winner in the King James Bible Composition Awards, held Tuesday, May 17 at the Temple Church in London, England. His composition for chorus and organ, “Out of the South Cometh the Whirlwind,” was selected from more than one hundred international entries in the category of works for experienced choirs.

In addition to receiving a prize of £2,000, Zachary will have his composition published by the English publisher Novello. It will be performed during a service celebrating the King James Bible at Westminster Abbey on November 16, 2011. It will also be broadcast on Aled Jones’ program The Choir on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 19th June, 2011.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Yale School of Music, Zachary Wadsworth is currently pursuing a DMA in music composition at Cornell University. A native of Virginia, he currently lives in Calgary, Alberta. His anthem “Out of the South Cometh the Whirlwind” sets verses from the Book of Job.

Published June 1, 2011
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Keri McCarthy ’00MM Receives Fulbright

Keri McCarthy headshotKeri E. McCarthy ’00MM, Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music History at Washington State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand during the 2011-2012 academic year. The grant was announced by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

McCarthy will study relationships between Thai traditional and art musics. Her project includes commissioning three new pieces for oboe duo from Thai composers Weerachat Premananda, AnoThai Nitibhon, and Siraseth Pantura-Umporn. Keri will perform the works in concert this summer with oboists from Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She will also teach oboe and American music history at Chulalongkorn University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Thailand.

This Fulbright continues McCarthy’s research into musics of Southeast Asia. In 2008 she received a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant, which funded commissions for new works from four prominent Southeast-Asian composers, and performances of those works and masterclasses in Bangkok (Thailand), Hanoi (Vietnam), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Singapore.

Published June 1, 2011
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