Theodore Schwamm, a 4th-year undergraduate student at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, has been announced as winner of the 2023 Choral Composition Contest in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music. The award is given annually to a composer between ages 18 and 25 enrolled in an Ohio college/university who has written and submitted a musical composition for the Case Concert Choir.
Schwamm won for his work "Spring Morning," which was selected by a panel of judges from numerous compelling entries. The Case Concert Choir, an ensemble dedicated to championing new and diverse choral music and comprised of students from varied majors and programs, will premier Schwamm's work as part of their Choral Spectrum concert on February 23, 2024, at 7:30 PM, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.
Theodore Schwamm is a senior music major at Kenyon College, focusing on vocal performance and composition. He has studied composition with Ted Buehrer and Ross Feller. Theodore is also the recipient of the American Bach Society’s 2022 Brokaw Grant. Currently, he is working on a piece for chamber ensemble utilizing the structure of humpback whale songs. In the future, Theodore is excited to continue to develop his compositional voice and expand his ability to connect with audiences.