Composer J. Mark Scearce, director of the music department, will visit the University of Connecticut this week to conduct performances of his commissioned work for cello and orchestra.
Scearce won the 2009 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize, which included a $20,000 prize and performance and recording opportunities. Orchestra performances are scheduled at the Storrs campus on March 17 and at the Stamford campus on March 19, where Dr. Raymond Sackler will present Scearce with the prize.
Scearce, the winner of six international music competitions, holds advanced degrees in music, philosophy and religion, including a doctorate in composition from Indiana University. His music is commercially available on the Albany, Delos, Warner Bros, Capstone, Centaur and Equilibrium labels, as well as via frystreetquartet.com.