Assistant Professor of Music Juri Seo is one of six composers awarded a commission from the Library of Congress' Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation. Established in 1949, the program awards commissions to "established composers who have demonstrated considerable merit through their works."
The Foundation has commissioned some of the most iconic works by the world's most celebrated composers, including Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra”; Benjamin Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes”; Olivier Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-Symphonie”; and Arnold Schoenberg’s cantata “A Survivor from Warsaw.” The original manuscripts of the Foundation's commissions are held in the Library of Congress' collection.
The other five selected composers this year are: Jérôme Combier, Georg Friedrich Haas, Yotam Haber, Diego Alberto Tedesco, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
For more information, visit the Library of Congress' website. Congratulations to Prof. Seo!