WMC Call for Scores Big Success

Women in Music-Columbus, located in Columbus, Ohio, continues to be a very active musical organization as it begins its 134th season.  Each year WMC presents its talented members in four public programs and in four Musicales held in members’ homes.  For years, WMC has awarded thousands of dollars of scholarships in its three annual competitions: the Mary Lane Violin Competition, the Scholarship Competition for Advanced Music Study, and the Young Artists’ String Competition. During the last twenty years, WMC has been a strong advocate for women composers.  Every other year WMC posts requests on several websites calling for scores by women composers living in or outside the United States.  In the spring of 2015, over seventy women composers responded to WMC’s Call for Scores.  This season, the selected compositions will be performed on three public programs.  On the November 15, 2015, a program held at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio, will present compositions by Jennifer Merkowitz, Westerville, Ohio; Melanie Mitrano, Nutley, New Jersey; and Jerry Casey, Naples, Florida. The April 10, 2016 program, held at the Huntington Concert Hall, Capital University Conservatory of Music, Columbus, Ohio, will present a work by Judith Lang Zaimont, Maricopa, Arizona.  Finally, WMC will present a public program at the Huntington Concert Hall on May 1, 2016, titled Call for Scores: Women Composers.  This program will feature works by Carrie Magin, Home, New York; Deborah Anderson, Tacoma, Washington; Tatiana Pavlova, Spoltore (PE), Italy; Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, Airmont, New York; Christine Donkin, Ottowa, Ontario;  Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, College Station, Texas; and Linda Swope, New Hope, Virginia.

Byrdie Lorenz, Program Chair
Women in Music-Columbus

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