Friday, June 18, 2010
ROOMFUL OF TEETH wins THE AMERICAN PRIZE
VOX: The Rob Seible Singers, of Houston, Texas, placed second.
In making their decision, the judging panel commented that ROOMFUL OF TEETH exhibited "accurate pitch/intonation...with seamless transitions...really unique...stunning."
Roomful of Teeth is an eight-voice vocal ensemble that embraces the full spectrum of vocal practices and, through an on-going commissioning project, develops new compositions using the fullest possible range of vocal techniques. Launched in 2009, the ensemble of young, classically-trained singers studies with international experts in vocal techniques ranging from Tuvan throat singing to yodeling. The ensemble commissions composers to write music utilizing their ever-expanding palette of vocal colors.
Congratulations to both ROOMFUL OF TEETH and the VOX: The Rob Seible Singers, for their outstanding achievement, ranked among the finest professional choruses in the country.
The winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance (community division) will be announced at 5 pm today.