Marylhurst music alum Ian Evans Guthrie ’14 placed second in The American Prize in Composition—Chamber (Student Division) for 2016.
Ian Evans Guthrie won for his composition Journey Through Cascadia—for mezzo-soprano and piano. Ian’s composition sets music to text by Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Madison Julius Cawein, William Cullen Bryant and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ian has received other prizes and recognition from the National MTNA Composers Competition, Society of Composers, ASCAP, Webster Young Composers Competition, and WSMTA Young Composers competition. In addition, many of his works have been performed publicly around the nation by groups such as fEARnoMUSIC, Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra, March Music Moderne, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Charlotte New Music Festival, the Clear Creek Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the 2014 Pierrot Lunaire Project.
The American Prize in Composition recognizes and rewards the best composers in America of works for orchestra, chorus, concert band, chamber ensemble, pops, or theater music (opera-musical theater, theater, film, dance) that have been read or publicly performed.