Conservatory Composition Alum Narong Prangcharoen Wins 2013 Barlow Prize


The Conservatory is pleased to announce that Narong Prangcharoen (DMA composition, 2010) has won the 2013 Barlow Prize for composition commission. Brigham Young University's Barlow Endowment for Music Composition panel reviewed 240 composer applications from several countries and awarded Narong Prangcharoen, Kansas City, MO, the $15,000 Barlow Prize to compose a major new work for wind ensemble. The panel also granted David Dzubay, Bloomington, IN, honorable mention in this competition.

Dr. Prangcharoen's primary teacher was Chen Yi at the UMKC Conservatory. His mentors have included Paul Chihara, Zhou Long, and Augusta Read Thomas. The New York Times described his work as “atmospheric [weaving] the spiritual and vernacular sounds of Mr. Prangcharoen’s native Thailand into a skillfully orchestrated tapestry [with] moments of ethereal beauty.”

He currently teaches in the Community Music and Dance Academy of the UMKC Conservatory.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949