Through the vision and leadership of our late Executive Director, Robert Schneider, since 2014, the Foundation has commissioned seven compositions created by young composers.
The commissions for the compositions and their live performance premieres were funded by grants from the Foundation’s Community Awareness Fund and the TST Fund for Cultural Projects (a donor-advised fund).
Commission made in 2021
To be announced: details on the composition and its future performance. This is expected to be the final music composition to be commissioned by the Foundation’s TST Fund for Cultural Projects.
Commission made in 2020: “72 Hours” by Becky Turro
Performed by members of the Fifth House Ensemble.
Commission made in 2019: “The Owl” by Daixuan Ai
Performed by Hub New Music at the Kenosha Creative Space
Commission made in 2018: “Thaw” by Emily Joy Sullivan
Performed by The Oscillators at the Kenosha Creative Space
Commission made in 2017: “Place of the Pike: Then & Now” by Hayley Woodrow
Performed by The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha
Commission made in 2016: “Idea Rise” bu Zach Green
Performed by a quintet from the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra at Bedford Hall on the UW-Parkside campus
Commission made in 2015: “Beacon” by Sid Richardson
Performed by the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet at the Kenosha Public Museum
Commission made in 2014: “HapπNess” by Jared Miller
Performed by a trio from Fifth House Ensemble at the Kenosha Public Museum