Winner of Frame Dance Productions Music Composition Competition

Congratulations to Charles Halka, winner of the Frame Dance Productions Composition Competition. His work Por la Fuerza las Tierras has been selected to be featured in Frame’s spring show, CONTEXT.

Charles Halka’s compositions have been performed in the United States, Mexico, Russia, and Lithuania. As a 2008-09 U.S. Fulbright grantee, he spent a year in Vilnius, Lithuania researching Lithuanian music and writing an opera in collaboration with director and librettist Marija Simona Simulynaite. The opera, Julius, received its premiere in 2010 in Vilnius, and a choral excerpt from the opera was chosen recently for performance at the ISCM World Music Days 2012 in Belgium. In March of 2011, Round and Round, based on a work by the great American music patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, was premiered at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. He is the 2011-12 Artist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Modern Music (Houston).

Charles has studied at conservatories in the United States, Russia, and Lithuania and holds degrees in both piano and composition from the Peabody Conservatory. He is now completing coursework towards a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Shepherd School of Music.

We welcome him to the Frame Dance Family and look forward to the big reveal this Spring!


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