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Fishbein wins ACDA?s Brock Student Composition Contest

January 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Joshua Fishbein, a 2nd-year PhD student in music composition at UCLA, has recently won the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest of the American Choral Directors Association. This contest is an opportunity for young composers to showcase their talents and have their work presented at an ACDA conference. Selected nationally, Fishbein?s work will be premiered at the 2012 ACDA Western Division Conference, taking place from February 29 to March 3 in Reno, Nevada. Additionally, he will receive a $1,000 cash prize and conference registration.

This is the fourth composition contest won by Fishbein since enrolling at UCLA in the fall of 2010. The others include The Esoterics? POLYPHONOS Competition (2010 ? 2011), the National Lutheran Choir?s 25th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition (2011), and the Guild of Temple Musicians? Young Composer?s Award (2011 ? 2012). Recordings of Fishbein?s award-winning music by the Seattle-based Esoterics and the Minneapolis-based National Lutheran Choir can be heard at the following links:

The Esoterics Recording (10/9/2011):

The National Lutheran Choir Recording (5/16/2011):

For more information about Joshua Fishbein, visit his website at

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  • session drummer 1 // Jan 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats to Fishbein. I enjoyed the Esoterics recording, but I wish it was of better quality. Another rehearsal would have done them some good too, but that isn’t any fault of Fishbein’s.