20TH /21ST CENTURY FESTIVAL COMMISSIONED PIECE (2019)
About the Composer
Mary Prescott is a composer, pianist, and interdisciplinary artist who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance.
An Artist-in-Residence at the Hudson Opera House (NY), Areté Venue and Gallery (NYC), and Arts Letters and Numbers (NY), Prescott’s work includes the LITMUS Trilogy, a set of interdisciplinary performance pieces comprised of Atlasomnia, Mother Me, and He Disappeared into Complete Silence (with saxophonist Darius Jones); the immersive multimedia chamber opera, ALICE; the online sound journal, Where We Go When; Hook & Eye, improvised performance with visual artist Angela Costanzo Paris; and Nocecrepa, film music for multidisciplinary artist Thereska Gregor and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.
Prescott performs internationally, at traditional venues like Carnegie Hall and the eclectic, independent stages of National Sawdust and Constellation Chicago, to experimental non-venues like abandoned factories and ponds. She has appeared in the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Josip Kasman Music Festival in Croatia, Baiona Piano Festival in Spain, Women Composers Festival of Hartford; multidisciplinary series Sunday Service at the Knockdown Center, Women Between Arts at the New School’s Glass Box Theatre; and Ophra Yerushalmi’s documentary film, Prelude to Debussy.
Named an Emerging Leader in Arts Administration by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Prescott is a Co-Founder of the Lyra Music Festival & Workshop at Smith College, where she served as Artistic Director and lead faculty for several years. She has taught worldwide, at the Goppisberger Music Festival in Switzerland, the Louisiana Chamber Music Institute, Larchmont Music Academy, and Great Neck Music Conservatory. She is a guest clinician, lecturer and adjudicator at events throughout the United States.
Prescott holds degrees from The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Bachelor of Music), and the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music).
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 10, 2019.
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.
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 (March 16-17).
One student will be chosen to perform in the Winners’ Recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (all rules and regulations apply).