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2018 4th Annual Detroit REVIVAL Project 
Call for Scores

August 9-12, 2018 

Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Call for Scores 

for the upcoming 4th annual Detroit Revival Project.


(Listed in alphabetical order)


Evan L. Snyder

'Theme Song for Dan Carty' for violin, viola, cello, and piano


Alan Torok

Selections from 'Motor-City Memoir' for clarinet and piano

Evan L. Snyder
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Winner of Fort Worth Opera’s 2017 Frontiers Competition, Evan L. Snyder is best known for his work for the operatic stage. A singer himself, Evan is drawn to lush melodic and harmonic writing, but most importantly, to the story-telling aspect of music. A keen advocate for the potential of the operatic art form, he is very excited that his first full length opera, A Capacity for Evil, will be premiered this September, with Detroit’s Opera MODO.

Evan has also recently made his first forays into the world of chamber music, first as a part of a 2017 collaboration between MSU and the esteemed Fifth House Ensemble, and then as a 2018 participant in Fifth House’s Freshinc Festival. These collaborations have allowed him to explore the narrative potentials of chamber music and the ways story can be pierced by audience in that medium. He is very excited to be here today as a part of the 2018 Detroit REVIVAL Project.

Evan is proud to be a current graduate student of the College of Music at MSU and honored to hold the position of graduate assistant to MSU’s composition area.

Alan Torok

Composer and guitarist Alan Torok has performed as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, theatrical musician and musical lecturer in Canada, UK, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania and Netherlands.

His compositional output includes music for most genres of instrumental and vocal music. His guitar music has been performed in Canada, USA, South America and Europe, and is published by Canadian and American publishers. In 2017 movements from his string orchestra work, States of Mind, were performed and recorded for Munich radio by the acclaimed German jugendkammerorchester, Violinissimo. This year’s international performances include events in Belgium (Clarinetfest 2018) and Greece (Volos International Guitar Festival).

Torok lived as an immigrant at Gratiot and 6-mile Road from 1960 to 1969. He attended Cass Tech from 1962 to 1965 as a visual art major. In recent years that formative period of his life has become a prominent subject of his musical imagination. He has written several extended chamber music cycles based on his Detroit experiences.

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