Cape Vincent Composer Places in National Contest

Augusta Cecconi-Bates

Cape Vincent Composer Places in National Contest
Augusta Cecconi-Bates is a finalist in The American Prize (Source: The American Prizes)

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Renowned Cape Vincent Composer and musician, Augusta Cecconi-Bates was selected as a semi-finalist in the COMPOSITION: WIND ENSEMBLE division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts.

Augusta has a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Syracuse university and has been composing for nearly fifty years. A long time resident of the North Country much of her work has been influenced by this area, including one of her most famous pieces, ESSENCES OF THE NORTH COUNTRY for chamber orchestra, a work nominated for the Pulitzer in 2001.

The American Prize will be announcing finalists soon.

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