Community MusicWorks is proud to share the news that our good friend and former colleague Jessie Montgomery has been named Sphinx Virtuosi's Inaugural Composer-In-Residence.
An announcement from the Sphinx Organization describes the Sphinx Virtuosi Composer-in-Residence program as an important avenue to engage young composers of color in new commissions and arrangements for the ensemble.
Jessie Montgomery, former musician in residence at Community MusicWorks, is a Sphinx alumna and violinist of the Catalyst Quartet. This fall, her works will be featured during the 2013 Sphinx Virtuosi Tour, which includes the ensemble’s 10th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall.
Of this honor, Jessie states, "I am thrilled to be selected as the Inaugural Composer-in-Residence for the Sphinx Virtuosi! I look forward to the opportunity this position offers me to create new works that will further diversify the palette of contemporary American composition."