Creation Multimedia Oratorio wins IAWM New Genre Prize 2011





My multimedia oratorio Creation won the New Genre Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music. Creation, premiered by the Millikin University Women's Choir and Millikin University Percussion Ensemble (directed by Brian Justison), conducted by the talented Michael Engelhardt, had its first performance in Decatur, Illinois in 2011. Creation was commissioned by the Millikin University Women's Choir and partially funded by the Kentucky Foundation for Women's Artist Enrichment Grant. I could never have completed the work without the amazing support of each of these ensembles and organizations!

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Recently the Komodo Dragon Show in Canada showcased Creation as part of a musical series on world music, and the a video version of Movement 1 "Formado en un Lugar Secreto" was played at the MSU New Music Concert.

Currently the score for Creation is available for download for performance or study here:

If you are interested in performing Creation in whole or in part and need the multimedia materials, please contact me at spenayoung@gmail.com.

A complex multilingual intertwining of Afro-Cuban music and traditional choral music, the intermedia oratorio Creation celebrates diversity and the beauty of procreation. A celebration of culture, life, humanity, and the female body, Creation further marks itself as a musical milestone, commissioned specifically for a 60 member woman's chorus and composed by a young female composer of Cuban-Dominican heritage.



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