Paul David Flood’s essay won third place in our “New Voices” essay contest. Reflecting on the question of whether artists have a responsibility to facilitate conversations on political and social issues, Flood examined the choral pieces “Consent” and “Animals” by Ted Hearne.
Second place in our “New Voices” essay contest goes to Sierra Wojtczack, who wrote about the Institute for Composer Diversity, a recently created database that has streamlined efforts to identify and program the music of underrepresented composers.
John Carroll won first place in our second annual “New Voices” essay contest. Drawing from his personal experience with autism spectrum disorder, Carroll investigated how we might create concerts that better serve neuro-diverse audiences.
For the second year in a row, we collaborated with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN to hold the “New Voices” essay contest. We’re thrilled to announce the winners.
We’re tapping the wisdom of performers in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago: What are the tips and tricks they rely on in the practice room? In this edition, we hear from double bassist Nick Adams and horn player Kelsey Williams.