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Composers Now 2022 Festival Opening Event

An Evening of Composers and Music
Streamed Safely to Your Home 

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 PM EST


David Del Tredici Mary D. Watkins Ebun Oguntola

David Del Tredici
Visionary Award 

Mary D. Watkins
Visionary Award
Ebun Oguntola
First Commission
Seong Ae Kim Andre Veloux New Thread Quartet Erin Rogers
Seong Ae Kim
Pocantico Residency 
Andre Veloux
Pocantico Residency
New Thread Quartet
Erin Rogers
Rohan Chandler Vicky Chow Joy Guidry Jonathan Saraga
Rohan Chander
Vicky Chow
Joy Guidry
Jonathan Saraga

For more information, visit the Opening Event page.

2022 First Commission

Ebun Oguntola

Ebon Oguntola
The recipient of the 2022 Composers Now First Commission Award is Ebun Oguntola. Ebun is a 16-year-old contemporary classical composer, violinist, pianist and saxophonist living in upstate New York. Her music was brought to the attention of Composers Now by the founders of Luna Composition Lab, Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid. With mentorship from composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers, Ebun will create a chamber work that will receive its world premiere as part of the Opening Event of the 2022 Composers Now Festival.
The event will take place in Marc Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center on Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8pm. The event will also be livestreamed. Tickets will be on sale early in 2022.
This commissioning initiative is made possible through the generosity of Composers Now board member and composer Michael Minard.

CMA Presents Tania León with National Service Award

Tania Leon
photo by Gail Hadani


Chamber Music America presented Composers Now's Artistic Director Tania León with the 2022 Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award on January 9 during its annual conference.  The award, named in honor of former CMA Board Chairman Richard J. Bogomolny in recognition of his outstanding leadership from 1987 to 1996, is presented annually to an individual or organization who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.

CMA also featured Tania León in their Winter 2022 issue.  Read more HERE.  The article is on pages 31-25.