NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sekhon's new choral work, There Are No Words, is complete! This work was composed for the USF Chamber
Singers and funded in part by the composer's assistance program from New Music USA. Under the direction of James Bass, the
new work will be premiered at New York City's Carnegie Hall on February 25, 2013.
of a commissioning consortium for Sekhon to compose a new double percussion concerto for two percussion and wind ensemble
will be announced soon! Stay tuned for information on this future work and how you can join the consortium.
CAP Grant from New Music USA
Sekhon was awarded a grant from New Music
USA's Composer Assistance Program to cover costs related to completing his new choral work and attending the premiere in Carnegie
10/1/12 - Baljinder is a recipient of the 2012 ASCAP PLUS AWARD for the third consecutive year.
4/15/12 - Sekhon was awarded the Wayne
Brewster Barlow Prize from the Eastman School of Music for his saxophone concerto The Offering. Sekhon was also named
a finalist in the 2012 American Prize for this work.
Music USA - MetLife Creative Connections Grant
- Sekhon was composer-in-residence for a series of concerts in Wisconsin April 21-26, 2012, supported by the MetLife Creative
Connections program through New Music USA. Concerts took place at University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) and University of Wisconsin
(Steven's Point) and included Twelve Virtues, LOU, Sun, and the premiere of a new version of Gradient for Saxophone + 5-player
Percussion Ensemble. Soloists included Jamie Jordan, Doug O'Connor, and Natalie Spehar and the concerts were directed by Jeff
Crowley and Sean Connors. CLICK HERE for more information.
MTNA-FSMTA Commissioned Composer
11/5/11 - Sekhon was named the MTNA-FSMTA
Commissioned Composer of 2012. The resulting work, Four-Sided Life, will be premiered at the 2012 FSMTA Conference.
This work is a quartet for flute, viola, percussion, and piano.
Philharmonic premieres The Offering
new saxophone concerto was composed for saxophonist Doug O'Connor and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. The work received its world premiere on July 8th & 9th in Bangkok, Thailand. The 22-minute work is in
three connected movements: I. Abandon Yourself II. Turn to Ash III. Acquire Majesty. Recordings from the
premiere can be heard HERE.