Assistant WSU music professor wins national composition award
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn, assistant professor of composition, music theory and technology at Wichita State University, has won the 2013 American Prize in composition for his saxophone concerto “Fireworks.”
Victor Markovich, Wichita State’s director of bands, and Robert Young, former WSU assistant professor of saxophone, commissioned and premiered the work.
Sternfeld-Dunn’s music combines a frenetic rhythmic language, lean textures and lyrical sensitivity. It has been performed nationally and internationally by ensembles and organizations including the Kiev Philharmonic, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Yale Brass Trio, Conundrum Ensemble and the Interlochen Chamber Players.
The American Prize is a series of national performing arts competitions that provide evaluation, recognition and reward to artists, ensembles and composers in the United States.
For more information on Sternfeld-Dunn’s award and the American Prize, go to www.theamericanprize.blogspot.com.