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2014 Winners


Winners of the 2013-2014 competition

Stef Conner, International Composer (Surrey, England)

Stef Conner (b. 1983) is an alternative folk songwriter, contemporary composer and performer with a delicate and imaginative take on words and music.  She specializes in writing for voices and her imaginative choral works have been widely performed by both professional and amateur vocal ensembles. Her instrumental music is tinged with voice-like qualities that reflect her fascination with the innate musicality of language and vocal expressions of human emotion.

Gregory Simon, National Composer (Ann Arbor, MI)

Greg Simon, (b. 1985) composer and jazz trumpeter, holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an M.M. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan.

Dale Trumbore, Young Composer (Los Angeles, CA)

Dale Trumbore’s (b. 1987) dual interest in language and music often leads her to write music for voice, collaborating frequently with contemporary poets. Trumbore’s works for voice have been recorded and released on CD by the New York Virtuoso Singers (Toward Lasting Peace), Six Degree Singers (Six Degrees of Composers), and soprano Gillian Hollis (Snow White Turns Sixty), and her choral work The Whole Sea In Motion is published by G. Schirmer’s Dale Warland Choral Series. Trumbore holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Donald Crockett and Morten Lauridsen.