Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Winners Announced

August 8, 2011

North Dakota State University Music is pleased to announce the winner of the Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize, When Music Sounds by Nancy Hill Cobb, a composer and conductor from Terre Haute, Indiana.  The NDSU Concert Choir will premiere the piece on October 2, 2011 in Festival Concert Hall.  Second prize is awarded to Christian Martin for Walls of Glass.  Martin is a music student at Binghampton University in upstate New York.

Major published compositions for Hill Cobb include Thredony for chorus and orchestra and The Seven Last Words, for chorus and chamber orchestra. Her most recent choral publications are Titania's Lullaby, published in 2010, and Invictus, set for release in 2012. Invictus was the third in a series of commissions by the Ohio State University Men's Glee Club. Other recent compositions include Opacity and Translucence, for horn and piano, Suite for Reeds (commissioned by Trio Canna), and Three Psalms, for tenor, cello and piano.  Ms.Hill Cobb is the Director of the Challey School of Music at Indiana State University.

NDSU Music honors the legacy and traditions of noted choral composer and long-time NDSU choral conductor Edwin Fissinger with this annual choral composition competition. 

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