Congrats to my student Leo Hurley, whose Mirror, Mirror Overture won the third annual Winston-Salem Symphony Young Composers Competition. It will be premiered (3 performances) next week. Leo is a very gifted, hard-working college junior with a bright future.
Coincidentally, next week our school orchestra is having recording sessions of student compositions, so Leo will get a fourth hearing of his piece with two orchestras all in one week – an edifying experience for any composer. Altogether, our orchestra will spend two days recording works by four students — Leo, Tom Brennan, Lucas Hausrath and Jeremy Phillips.