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DMA Composition Student Nicholas Omiccioli Wins Prestigious Residency at Copland House

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Conservatory composition student Nicholas S. Omiccioli (DMA, composition, ABD) is awarded a coveted residency at the Copland House, composer Aaron Copland's home, Cortlandt Manor, Peekskill, NY.

Here is an excerpt from the release:  Copland House announced that eight gifted American composers from five states and Great Britain have been selected for coveted, all-expenses-paid residencies during the 2013-14 season at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in New York’s lower Hudson Valley.

The winners of the 2013 Copland House Residency Awards are Keith Fitch (47, Cleveland Heights, OH), Saad Haddad (20, Northridge, CA), Aaron Holloway-Nahum (30, London, UK), Tonia Ko (24, Ithaca, NY), Nicholas Omiccioli (31, Kansas City, MO), Kurt Rohde (46, San Francisco, CA), Christopher Theofanidis (45, New Haven, CT), and Dale Trumbore (25, Los Angeles, CA). This year’s eminent jury, which included composers Eric Chasalow (himself a former Copland House Resident), Daren Hagen, and Paul Moravec, reviewed the applications of 99 composers from 26 states and 5 countries. This is the start of the 16th round of coveted composer residencies since Copland House, celebrating its 15th anniversary this season, welcomed its first composer just before Thanksgiving, 1998.

To date, Copland House has hosted residencies for more than 125 composers from nearly 30 states and 4 countries. Works created during Copland House stays have won awards from ASCAP, BMI, the American Composers Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, European American Music Alliance, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and many others, and have been premiered by leading artists and performing organizations around the world.

An Official Project of the federal Save America’s Treasures program, Copland House is the only composer’s home in the U.S. devoted to nurturing and renewing America’s rich musical heritage through a broad range of creative, educational, and performance programs.

Congratulations, Nick!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu