Composition Student Stephany Svorinic Wins Curtis J. Crespino Award and Patricia Brous Award

DMA composition student Stephany Svorinic, who is the department's graduate teaching assistant has been  awarded the Curtis J. Crespino Award and Patricia Brous Award for $1140 from UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF). She is part of the 52nd class of GAF Award Recipients. 

The funds will pay for a recording of Songs of Juana Borrero, Svorinic's 90-minute song cycle for soprano, piano, cello, and electronics, which sets the Spanish poetry of the eponymous 19th century Cuban poetess, who died at age 18 from tuberculosis while in political exile during her country’s war for independence. According to Svorinic, Borrero's poetry and the music composed for it are darkly evocative, sensual, and haunting. Svorinic and her collaborators will record the songs before the end of UMKC's Spring semester. It will be Svorinic's debut album, on which she will also perform as vocalist.