Congratulations to the 2018 Performance Grant Winners!

Congratulations to the 2018 Performance Grant Winners!

The 2018 WPA Performance Grant cycle brought a record number of applicants, exciting and diverse concerts to consider, and many wonderful programs to anticipate throughout the years of 2019 and 2020! As in the past, the strongest applicants programmed works by more than one composer, included works by both contemporary as well as historic composers, with plans for extensive outreach opportunities and collaborations within their communities. Each ensemble demonstrated a commitment to providing a more inclusive and diverse representation of music history, reminding their audiences that there is much more to orchestral music than just the traditional “top 40” classics…

Linda Luebke Strings Festival & Meira Warshauer

This weekend (September 29-30) is the 2018 Linda Luebke Strings Festival in Terre Haute, Indiana.  The Festival offers a unique experience for strings students to grow in their musicianship through small ensemble experience, music theory, dance, composition, development of technique, and camaraderie with other like-minded young people.  The two day festival also offers workshops for music teachers.We at WPA are delighted to support this year’s Festival, which features Meira Warshauer as composer-in-residence.  After a weekend of hard work, the combined festival ensemble will perform a new work commissioned by the Festival. We are especially delighted that Dr. Warshauer will be…

Announcing WPA Performance Grant Winners!

Congratulations to our latest round of Performance Grant winners! Since establishing Performance Grants in 2012 each cycle has seen a larger number of applicants and a greater diversity of programming.  The strongest applications were for plans to perform works by more than one composer, included one historic and one contemporary composer, and exciting outreach.  We are so happy to help so many ensembles include diverse programming, and help make their concert halls a more inclusive representation of music history. Winners from this grant cycle are from coast to coast, and their programming includes works from some of the most celebrated…

Willamette Falls Plays Wittry

This Sunday, June 4, the Willamette Falls Symphony in Oregon City, Oregon will perform Mist by Diane Wittry.  The ensemble, which is lead by Dr. Mark Perlman, is a nonprofit community orchestra, and we are delighted to support this performance with a WPA Performance Grant. Wittry is primarily recognized internationally as conductor and clinician, guiding young composers in seminars across the country.  However, in recent years, Wittry has also devoted her time and attention to composition – the results of which have lead to international recognition. Learn more about Mist on Wittry’s website – and for those of us who are unable to attend this…