College of Fine Arts and Communication
To engage our community in all phases of new music's culture:
Visiting artists (listed here) are deeply involved with the creation and dissemination of new musical ideas. Guests will work with our community in:
Each year we will (see video introduction to the unique program):
NewMusic@ecu.edu to be a part of
Guest artist Chris Grymes performs in Todd Dining Hall
OUR HISTORY& archives
2018 - 2019Schedule of Events
Yang, Ting-Ting is a multi-genre composer,
arranger and collaborative pianist, whose musical journey began at a young age
in Taiwan. Currently an undergraduate from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of
Music, Ting-Ting was fortunate to receive a full scholarship under Professor Ho
Chee Kong in Singapore. Despite her young age, she is grateful to have her
compositions premiered by renown artists and ensembles which include
Percussionist Max Riefer (2016), Cellist Martin Jaggi from Ensemble Phoenix
Basel (2017), and Trio Surplus (2017). Along side composition, Ting-Ting is also
a freelance arranger in both Taiwan and Singapore and been engaged as a Score
Editor for Homeland Choir Taiwan’s publications.
Prior to studying in Singapore, Ting-Ting had
won the Taipei Music Competition’s Composition category for two years (2012,
2014) and with a special mention for the winning work "Rain in
Spring" for piano solo in the National Taiwan Music Competition’s
Composition category (2015). Besides original compositions, she came in first
at the Classical Poem Music Arrangement Creation (2014). During her time in the
Conservatory, her new compositions were featured by the Conservatory’s
OpusNovus (New Music Ensemble), Woodwind and Brass studios as well as receiving
premieres by the school’s faculty. In 2019, her new composed orchestral composition
had been selected to be recorded by the Conservatory’s Orchestra.
Open to all composers, regardless of age, nationality or institutional affiliation. [Past winners listed below.]
Prize: The winning work will be performed by
the East Carolina University SymphonyApril (date tba), 2020, in Wright Auditorium, Greenville, NC.
For consideration, the following materials must be received by December 1, 2019:
In the event that judges are unable to identify a work which meets the guidelines above, judges reserve the right to declare no winning work.
Members of The East Carolina University Orchestra, Jorge Richter, Director, will perform the single winning work on Saturday evening, April (date tba), 2020, on a NC NewMusic Initiative concert on the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC.
Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2020.
The composer of the winning work must be available to attend the festival. Every attempt will be made by the festival staff to provide accommodations for visitors, and to subsidize costs of travel. The composer of the winning work may also be asked to conduct a seminar, introducing their work to students and other festival attendants.
The composer of the selected score will be notified by December 25, 2019. Parts for the winning work must be received by January 10, 2020.
PAST WINNERS:2019: Yang, Ting-Ting: Portal2018: Frej Wedlund: Half-light on desolation2017: Charles Peck, Mosaic2016: John Costa, Esperanca 2015: Roydon Tse, Three Musings2014: Michael-Thomas Fumai, Lady Dark2013: Nicholas Omiccioli, flourishes2012: Jessica Rudman, Seasonal Affective Disorder2011: Paul Siskind, Gumption Trap2010: Ingrid Stölzel, Genius Loci2009: Chen Yao, Two Poems2008: Christopher Dietz, Gharra2007: Lembit Beecher, Don't Go There2006: Anthony Iannaccone, Waiting for Sunrise on the Sound