Chosen from over 400 scores, Composition PhD candidate Andrew McManus had his piece "Strobe" selected to be premiered by the legendary New York Philharmonic during their 11 day festival of new music, the NY Phil Biennial.
McManus and five other finalists were invited to come to Avery Fisher Hall to hear the NY Phil perform their submitted scores, and he was one of three composers selected to have their work performed during the upcoming festival. McManus's piece will be conducted by Matthias Pintscher.
The New York Times has a great article covering the experience of the young composers hearing their music performed. Read it here.
Update 6/9/14: The New York Times reviews the NY Phil Bienial here.
Other Music Department PhD students are making notable achievements as well:
Pierce Gradone has been awarded 1st place in the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Student Competition for his piece "Vamp."
Iddo Aharony was awarded month-long residencies at the Blue Mountain Center in New York and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as a commission for a new piece from the Soundscape Music Festival in Italy.
Andrew McManus also has a suite from his opera "Killing the Goat" being premiered by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Congratulations to all!