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JULIA SCOTT CAREY

JULIA SCOTT CAREY

Awards

Works


At the age of five, Julia Scott Carey developed her own notation system to record her compositions. She has been composing music ever since.

Ms. Carey began her formal musical training in piano and theory at the age of six with Barbara Roth-Donaldson. At seven, she also studied harpsichord with Jim Nicolson, president of the Cambridge Early Music Society, and became a student at the Longy School of Music, studying composition and theory with Howard Frazin, Phil Ratliff and Patsy Sampson. For eight years, Julia attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was a composition student of Rodney Lister. Julia's private piano teacher at the Conservatory is Sergey Schepkin. At her graduation from the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Julia received the Lanier Prize, becoming the first composition student elected most outstanding graduating senior by faculty vote. Julia is presently a sophomore at Harvard College and one of the first students accepted into in the newly created New England Conservatory - Harvard University combined degree program (AB Harvard 2008 / MM NEC 2009). She studies composition with Lee Hyla at the New England Conservatory.

Ms. Carey’s chamber music compositions have been performed at concerts by the Boston Chamber Music Society, the Portland Chamber Festival, the Contemporary Music Festivals of the New England Conservatory, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and in master class with Gunther Schuller, Martin Bresnick, Alvin Singleton, John Harbison, Samuel Adler, Yehudi Wyner, Chen Yi and Stephen Hartke. Her orchestral works have been performed by nineteen orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart, the Indianapolis Symphony under Raymond Leppard, the Boston Civic Symphony under Max Hobart, the Wellesley Symphony, The New Hampshire Philharmonic Symphony, the North Shore Symphony, the Salem Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, the Gainesville Chamber Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony of Florida, and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth Repertory Orchestra and the Preparatory String Orchestra of the New England Conservatory. In 1999, the 1998 performance by the Boston Pops Orchestra of The Snow Queen, Ms. Carey’s first work for full orchestra, which she wrote at age 11, was televised over ABC affiliates and on the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) cable network in Holiday at Pops. The Snow Queen was also featured in the Boston Symphony Orchestra series, "Unsung: Women Composers of Western Music," and broadcast live from Symphony Hall over the Boston-area classical station WCRB (102.5 FM). Her works have also been broadcast on radio and television in Russia, and publicly performed in France, England and Ireland.

Julia has received a number of awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), beginning with a citation for a three-movement string quartet written at age nine. She has received seven consecutive Morton Gould Young Composers Awards for a variety of orchestral works, and ASCAPlus Awards for the past four years. Other national prizes include the Marilyn K. Glick Young Composers Showcase Award, the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Young Composer Award (Second Place), the Harvard Music Association Composition Award, and the National Music Teachers Association Composition Award. Julia received awards in the International Young Composers Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1998, 1999 and 2002. Closer to home, she has received composition prizes from the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association, the New England Pianoforte Teachers Association and the Rivers School of Music Contemporary Music Seminar. In 2001, Julia was chosen as a Pinnacle Scholar by the American Psychological Association (her mentor is conductor Beatrice Affron) and also was awarded a fellowship from the Davidson Institute for her achievements in music. Julia was one of four young composers invited to the National Youth Orchestra Festival in 2002. Julia is the principal guest composer of the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra for the 2004-2005 season (her new piano concerto premiered with that orchestra on May 15, 2005) and is one of six Boston-based composers commissioned by the Bank of America-Celebrity Series Rainbow Hexameron project, which premiered in the Jordan Hall recital of Sergey Schepkin on April 16, 2005.

Ms. Carey was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 2, 1986, and grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her parents and her younger sister, Elizabeth.

For more information, please visit http://juliascottcarey.com

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Awards


2003: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Awards 2003, recipient

2003: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer award, for "Escape"

2003: Rivers Music School 25th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music Composition Prize, recipient

2002: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Awards 2002, recipient

2002: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer award, for "Harvest"

2002: International Young Composers Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia, Senior Division, Second Prize, "Pas de deux"

2001: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Awards 2001, recipient

2001: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer award, for "Sabrina Lake Sketchbook"

2001: Awarded an orchestral commission by the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Peer-to-Peer Commissioning Project

2001: Davidson Fellowship and Scholarship Award, Davidson Institute for Talent Development

2001: Harvard Music Association Composition Prize

2001: Milton Young Musicians Festival, Piano Performance – level 8, Gold Medal

2001: Pinnacle Scholar, Pinnacle Project, The American Psychological Association

2000: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Awards 2000, recipient

2000: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, for "The Legend of Old Befana"

2000: Music Teachers National Association Student Composition Competition Junior High School Division, Eastern Division and National Winner, "The Promise"

2000: National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Young Composer Awards, Junior Division, Second Prize, for "Pas de deux"

1999: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, for the triple concerto "The Crossing"

1999: International Young Composers Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia, Honorable Mention, for the trio, "Tempest Trilogy"

1999: Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Student Composition Competition Junior High School Division, winner, "The Promise"

1998: ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, for the orchestral score, "The Snow Queen"

1998: International Young Composers Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia, Second Place, for the piano trio, "The Upstairs Room"

1998: Marilyn K. Glick Young Composers Showcase/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, winner, for the orchestral score, The Snow "Queen"

1998: Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Student Composition Competition Junior High School Division, winner, "Saturday, February 12, 1944"

1997: ASCAP Foundation, Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Special Citation, for the string quartet, "Triptych"

1997: New England Pianoforte Teachers’ Association Composition Competition, First Place, for the piano trio, "The Upstairs Room"


Works

Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos | Choral and Vocal | Orchestra




Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos


Bagatelles for Wind Ensemble for Wind Quintet
Available From Composer


Blue Heron Waltz for Flute, Two Violins and Piano (for young musicians)
Available From Composer


Fanfare and Procession for Brass Quintet
Available From Composer


March of the Broken Toys for Sextet
Published: #114-41147

Available Separately:

Set of parts (#114-41147P)
Full Score - Study (#114-41147S)
Full Score - Large (#416-41258)


Pas de deux Three Dances for Violin and Piano (2000) -- 8'
Published: #114-41148
Premiere Information: December 7, 2000, ASCAP Awards Gala, Kaplan Center, Lincoln Center, NY
Additional Information: 2000 National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Composition Prize – Second prize, Junior Division. 2002 International Young Composers Competition, Second Place, Senior Division.


Tempest Trilogy for Flute, Violin and Cello
Available From Composer


The Promise for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
Available From Composer


The Upstairs Room for Violin, Cello and Piano
Available From Composer


Triptych Three Movements for String Quartet
Available From Composer



Choral and Vocal


Love Song for Chamber Chorus and String Ensemble
Available From Composer


Music for S.A.T.B.Chorus and Chamber Ensemble (2005) -- 5'
SATB Chorus; Ob. 2Vln., Vla., Vcl. Glock. Timp. Pno.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Quincy Choral Society in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
Premiere Information: December 11th, 2005. The Quincy Choral Society, Church of the Sacred Heart, Quincy, Massachusetts.


Saturday, February 12, 1944 for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
Available From Composer


Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth for Soprano and Piano
Available From Composer


The Lake Isle of Innisfree for Chamber Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
Available From Composer


The Lake Isle of Innisfree for Chamber Chorus and Piano reduction
Available From Composer



Orchestra


Cent'anni! (2003) -- 7'
3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp., Perc., Glock, Chimes, Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the New England Conservatory in celebration the 100th anniversary of Jordan Hall
Premiere Information: October 26th, 2003. New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA.
Additional Information: 2004 Morton Gould Young Composer Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)


Harvest for Full Orchestra (2001) -- 12'
3(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp., 4Perc., Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Premiere Information: May 19, 2002


Impetus for String Orchestra (2005) -- 7'30"
7Vln. 3Vla. 3Vcl. Cb.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Brattle Street Chamber Players
Premiere Information: February 25th, 2006. Brattle Street Chamber Players, Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Piano Concerto (2004) -- 13'
Piano and full orchestra
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Commissioned by the Etowah Youth Orchestras.
Premiere Information: 15th May, 2005. Morton Glaser Amphitheater, Gadsden, Alabama: Etowah Youth Symphony, conducted by: Mike Gagliardo
Additional Information: Dedicated to Elizabeth Bordwell Carey, Julia’s sister: “For Lizzie, with love and admiration.”


Sabrina Lake Sketchbook for Full Orchestra (2001) -- 8'
3(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp., 4Perc., Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Wellesley Cultural Council; funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Premiere Information: May 6, 2001, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Additional Information: 2001 Morton Gould Young Composers Award, ASCAP.


The Crossing To Dream a New World (1998) -- 11'
solo Cl., solo Vln., solo Vcl.; 3(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp., 5Perc., Hp., Str.
Not yet released (in prep)


The Legend of Old Befana for Narrator and Orchestra (1999) -- 17'
Narr.; 3(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp., 3Perc., Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Additional Information: An Italian Christmas story retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.


The Memory of Snow for String Orchestra
Available From Composer


The Snow Queen for Full Orchestra (1997) -- 5'
3(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp., 4Perc., Hp., Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Wellesley Symphony Orchestra
Premiere Information: December 7, 1997, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Framingham, Massachusetts
Additional Information: Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. 1998 Morton Gould Young Composer Award, ASCAP. 1998 Marilyn K. Glick Young Composer Showcase Award.