20TH /21ST CENTURY FESTIVAL COMMISSIONED PIECE (2017)

Puddles for solo piano
by Nic Scherzinger 

About the Composer

Composer Nicolas Scherzinger (b. 1968) has received awards and commissions from ASCAP, SOCAN, the Barlow Endowment, the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council, and the Eastman School of Music, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia, as well as in Taiwan and China. Recently, his works have been premiered or performed at such venues as the International Viola Conference, the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the International Double Reed Conference, the Aspen Music Festival, the International Gaudeamus New Music Festival, the Seal Bay Festival, Lincoln Center, and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is a member of ASCAP, the American Music Center, and the American Composers Forum, and his works are published by ScherziMusic Press (www.scherzimusic.com). He is currently associate professor of composition at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, is a member of the composition faculty at Mannes Prep, the New School for Music, and is composer-in-residence at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. In addition to his work as a professional composer and educator, he is active as a performer of improvisatory works for saxophone and interactive computer. He currently lives in Bronx, New York with his wife, pianist Adrienne Kim, and their son.

Eligibility
Participants must be students of PTC Members.

Participants will perform the commissioned piece along with one (or more) other piece(s) of the participant’s choice for the 20th/21st Century Music Festival on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
Memorization is not required.
Students can be any age  (18 and under) as long as they can perform the piece at the tempo indicated with good preparation.

Results
Everyone will receive a certificate of recognition for performing the commissioned work.

Deserving students will be invited to audition for the Honors Program free of charge (April 22-23).
One student will be chosen to perform in the Winners’ Recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (all rules and regulations apply).

Commissioned Piece 2017
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