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2015 Call for Scores | Meet the Panelists

We’ve been working hard on selecting finalists for our 2015 Call for Scores! Let's meet the panelists on our selection committee:

Christopher Ciampoli is Symphony Number One’s Production Director and the coordinator for our Call for Scores. As a composer, Christopher writes for a wide range of ensembles, and he has collaborated with artists to create multi-disciplinary works with sculpture and performance art installations.

Nicholas Bentz, a rising composer and violinist, is Symphony Number One's Executive Director and concertmaster. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, SONAR New Music Ensemble, the College of Charleston Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Mark Fromm is our founding composer-in-residence. His Symphony No.1 was featured on our debut concert in May 2015, and he is returning as a panelist on our Call for Scores. Mark is a composer, teacher, and bassoon and saxophone player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stephen Czarkowski is in demand as a conductor, cellist and educator in the Washington D.C. area and nationally. He is in his fifth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Apollo Chamber Orchestra, and has collaborated with artists from the Metropolitan Opera and the Washington National Opera.

Christy Muncey enjoys a career conducting a variety of music ensembles. A 2nd Lieutenant, she currently serves as the Flight Commander of the USAF Band of the West, and in March of 2014, Ms. Muncey traveled to Helsinki Finland to compete in the Nordic Wind Band Conducting competition where she was awarded 3rd place.

Jordan Randall Smith, the Music Director of Symphony Number One, was the founder and Artistic Director of the Dallas Festival of Modern Music. Jordan also serves as a cover conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was a Bruno Walter Conducting Fellow at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Stay tuned as we look forward to announcing the finalists and winners of our 2015 Call for Scores!

Symphony Number One

SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE is Baltimore's newest chamber orchestra, dedicated to performing and promoting substantial works by emerging composers. Led by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, SYMPHONY NUMBER ONE brings together great composers of the past, virtuoso performers of the present, and the leading compositional voices of the future.

Symphony Number One is Baltimore's Newes Chamber Orchestra, devoted to substantial works by emerging composers.