Karen Power is awarded the Ruth Anderson Prize by the IAWM

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) has selected winners of its 2011 Search for New Music Competition. The competition recognizes the accomplishments of IAWM member composers and fosters IAWM’s goal of increasing awareness of the musical contributions of women.

Performers around the world can seek out the music recognized in the competition as a resource for their own concert programming. There were 104 entrants submitting compositions in 10 categories. Honorees in the various categories included Irish composer Karen Power, based in Cork. Karen was awarded the Ruth Anderson Prize ($1000) for a commission for a new sound installation with electro-acoustic music. Her winning work “Are you where you think you are?”, will present soundscapes from specific locations around the world simultaneously, mixed with live sound.

The judges this year were Susan Epstein Garcia, Professor of Music at the New World School for the Arts in Miami, Florida, and Timothy R. Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Music at Crane School of Music, SUNY Postdam, New York. Pamela J. Marshall served as chair of the IAWM’s Competition Committee.

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