"Congratulations to Luke Blackburn, our 2021 Costello Competition Winner! Luke will work with Costell Competition Director Elizabeth Clark to create a new gorgeous commission for harp! We can't wait to hear it!" - Lyra Society

This prize is awarded to a composer that has shown great skill and dedication in writing new music for the harp.

Watch as ensemble vim Composer Mentor Emily Koh interviews the winner of this year's Composer Fellowship Program, Luke Blackburn. We look forward to working with Luke this season, and can't wait to premiere and record Luke's new flute concerto inspired by Georgia's endangered birds!

Stay tuned as Emily then interviews Anthony Green, Associate Artistic Director of Castle of our Skins. If you enjoy this week's episode, please consider donating to Castle of our Skins, a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music.

After a blind judging, the committee is excited to announce that Luke Blackburn has been selected as Ensemble Vim's composer fellow for the 2020–21 season! Luke will work alongside mentor Emily Koh in close collaboration with Ensemble Vim's musicians.


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