The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition, awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate distinction in the area of Music Composition, as determined by a committee of faculty members in the Composition area.
The Douglas Moore Prize
Awarded annually to a junior undergraduate composer who, in the opinion of the Faculty, has produced outstanding work in serious composition for smaller forms.
Awarded to Joseph Jordan.
Joseph Jordan (b. 1999) is a composer, pianist, and oboist from New York currently attending the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange in which he studies oboe with Elaine Douvas. At Columbia, he has studied composition with Georg Friedrich Haas and attended seminars taught by Haas, George Lewis, Eric Wubbels, and Zosha di Castri through which his music has been performed by loadbang, counter)induction, members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and members of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble. He also has a passion for ambitious performance projects and improvisation.