Seattle Composers Alliance & NOCCO Quartet

The NOCCO String Quartet performs pieces by the ten finalists in the Seattle Composer Alliance‘s Second Annual International Call for Scores. The program features composers from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Canada and beyond, as well as local contributions from Seattle and throughout the United States. Our hearty congratulations to this year’s winners listed below in alphabetical order:

Rodrigo Batalha, Pulse
Diane Berry, Chasing the Raven
Jeff Chambers, Whitewater
William Cooper, Elegy
Daniele Di Virgilio, The Guild of Sorcerer’s Apprentices
Heidi Fivash, Lifespan
Philip Kenworthy, Fire Dance
Jiyoung Kim, Garak
Andrea Montalbano, Geometric Game
William Toutant, Smidgen

At the end of the concert, a first, second, and third place winner will be announced from the stage. First place winner receives a one-year Full Membership to the SCA, a studio-quality recording of their piece, and a free-invitation to participate in next year’s Call for Scores. Second and third place winners, in addition to the performance and recording, will receive one-year Associate Memberships to the SCA.

Seattle Composers Alliance is a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. We also offer special forums and seminars of interest to our members. Our other goals include expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity and providing educational resources for composers in the greater Seattle community.