Conservatory Composition Faculty Chen Yi Wins Award from New Music USA


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that composer and faculty member Chen Yi is the recipient of a commission grant, 2013 Live Music For Dance Award from New Music USA.

The commission is for an original music composition written for the Prism Saxophone Quartet. When Metal Meets Wood is a collaboration between Chen Yi, Nai-Ni Chen, and the Prism Saxophone Quartet.  It explores the energy between dancers, making movement phrases that enhance or reduce the experience of the audience visually and aurally, creating a dynamic, integrated presentation of the composition on stage.  The piece premieres December 2013 at the Salvatore Capezio Theatre at the Peridance Center, NYC.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949