5th Composition Contest

Sublimation - Jeremiah Siochi

The 5th Composition Contest received 114 compositions from 34 countries. In first place, was Jeremiah Siochi’s Sublimation. His first place prize included a $2,000 award funded by a generous grant from the American Harp Society and Sublimation being published by Lyon & Healy, Inc.. It became required repertoire for Stage III of the 10th USA International Harp Competition and was performed by the eight semi-finalists. During the 2016 10th Solo Harp Performance Competition, Mr. Siochi presented his work and an additional seven compositions from the final and semi-final rounds of the Contest were presented and performed by the Peabody Harp studio during the Composer’s Forum on June 12, 2016.

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  • Sublimation by Jeremiah Siochi (USA)

  • Recording 

About Jeremiah Siochi:
      Jeremiah Siochi is an American composer and songwriter. Drawing inspiration from the classical tradition as well as jazz and pop, his solo and chamber works engage with the more cerebral aspects of experimental music while being driven by an intensely visceral and melodic undercurrent. While at Duke University, Mr. Siochi studied under composers Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth. His works have been performed by a diverse range of artists at festivals throughout the United States as well as featured on National Public Radio. Although Mr. Siochi works as a software developer by day, at night he continues to write a variety of solo music, songs, and chamber works.

Finalists & Semi-Finalists

  • Nuance by Shai Cohen (Israel)

  • Le chant du chat echappe by Nathan Cornelius (USA)

  • stuck. in .magazine. by Monika Dalach (Poland)

  • Sailing on Starlight by Evan Fein (USA)

  • Nightly Monologue II by Karen Keyhani (Iran)

  • Night by Phil Taylor (USA)

  • Sons of Hypnos by Bora Uymaz (Turkey)

Jury Members

  • Hannah Lash (USA) - Composer

  • Jana Boušková (Czech Republic)

  • Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield (USA) – Jury Chair

  • Karen Lindquist (USA)

  • Sivan Magen (Israel)

  • Şirin Pancaroğlu (Turkey)

  • Ayako Shinozaki (Japan)

5TH COMPOSITION CONTEST COMPOSER'S FORUM (LEFT TO RIGHT): JASMINE HOGAN, THEA KAMMERLING, MELODY SWEN, PEGGY HOUNG, SUSANN MCDONALD [USAIHC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR], SONJA INGLEFIELD [CONTEST SECRETARY], WILLY POSTMA [PRIZE SPONSOR], JEREMIAH SIOCHI [CONTEST WINNER].

5TH COMPOSITION CONTEST COMPOSER'S FORUM (LEFT TO RIGHT): JASMINE HOGAN, THEA KAMMERLING, MELODY SWEN, PEGGY HOUNG, SUSANN MCDONALD [USAIHC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR], SONJA INGLEFIELD [CONTEST SECRETARY], WILLY POSTMA [PRIZE SPONSOR], JEREMIAH SIOCHI [CONTEST WINNER].