Juniper Duncan named semi-finalist for The American Prize in Choral Composition

Juniper Duncan

Congratulations to CWRU student Juniper Duncan, a semi-finalist for The American Prize in Choral Composition, University Division. Finalists for the award will be announced in a few months. 

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The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts, a national non-profit competition in the performing arts, features a wide range of content (opera, chamber music, vocal soloists, and more) and divisions (high school, university, professional, community, amongst others). Juniper’s semi-final piece “and the universe said” was premiered by CWRU Choirs in February ’22.

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Juniper Duncan is a third-year Cognitive Science student at Case Western Reserve University. She began her life as a large group composer writing for high school a cappella and jazz ensembles (along with several solo piano and orchestral ventures) and graduated to the world of collegiate music in 2021 with the composition of the large-scale unaccompanied choral works Requiem (for the queer soul) and To One Coming North. In her time, the young composer and vocalist has received multiple accolades for her work and has had her work performed in concert in collaboration with multiple ensembles, including the Case Concert Choir and the Cleveland Chamber Choir. As a composer and performer also heavily involved in the world of academia, she hopes to keep pushing her voice forward in both the realms of STEM and music, creating and sharing her experiences along the way.

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