2016 – Young Composers Competition

We are excited to announce the winners of this years’ Young Composers Competition. This year, composers from across the state submitted works written for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano. The works listed below will be read, performed, and work-shopped on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:00 in Caruth Auditorium on SMU campus, just before our normal concert activities. Be sure to come early and join us for this reading session. This event is free and open to the public.

First Place –

  • Quinn Mason – “Two Fleeting Daydreams”

Second Place –

  • “Ryan Ayres – “twitch”

Honorable Mention –

  • Cody Griffin – “Dance of a Madman”
  • Blake Turner – “Elusive Trails”

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Young Artist Chamber Music Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Chamber Music Competition held on April 2nd, 2016.  Chamber ensembles from around Dallas submitted recordings to VOC.  The winners will receive a coaching session from a VOC ensemble member and a chance to perform at a future VOC pre-concert.  Congratulations to the Rice Middle School Quartet directed by Barbara Fox for their first place win.  Second place went to the quartet from Highland Park High School directed by Peggy Tucker.  Third place went to the quartet from the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas directed by Nicolette Solomon.

First Place - Rice Middle School
First Place – Rice Middle School


Second Place - Highland Park High School
Second Place – Highland Park High School


Third Place - Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas
Third Place – Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas

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Salon Concert Featuring Violinist Brian Krinke

Voices of Change cordially invites you to a champagne brunch salon concert featuring violinist Brian Krinke in a special recital. Brian will perform a program of unaccompanied violin repertoire featuring music by Bela Bartok, Taylor Brook, and Amelia Krinke.

Seating is limited, so book your tickets soon.


  • Amelia Krinke – Sonata for Solo Violin
  • Bela Bartok – Sonata for Solo Violin
  • Taylor Brook – Vocalise

Tickets are $45 each and may be purchased here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-mimosas-tickets-20920981218. Contact the VOC office for the address of this special concert.

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Street Antiphons

Join Voices of Change for a very special concert on Sunday, January 24 at 7:30pm in Caruth Auditorium on the campus of SMU. The concert will feature Pierre Jalbert’s work Street Antiphons, a work co-commissioned by the Boston Chamber Music Society along with Voices of Change, Da Camera of Houston, and SOLI Chamber Ensemble.
Order Tickets Today! (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-antiphons-tickets-18102312504)

Jalbert’s music is described as “inspired” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “sprawling, dramatic” (The New York Times), “engrossing” (Los Angeles Times), and “deserving to be heard more often” (Washington Post). His music inhabits “a complex multi-hued, spiritual territory, hovering between tonal and atonal” (Frederick Noonan).

Voices of Change co-commissioned composer Pierre Jalbert to create the work Street Antiphons for the January 24th Concert

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $30 or pre-purchased online for $25. Click here for tickets (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-antiphons-tickets-18102312504) . Tickets are free for students and educators with a valid school ID.
Tickets may be purchased for $25 online at voicesofchange.org (http://voicesofchange.org/) or $30 at the door. Tickets are free for students and educators with a valid school ID. Other works on the program include Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, William Bolcom’s Ghost Rags, Tilmann Dehnhard’s Wake Up! for piccolo and alarm clock, and Jaques Ibert’s Five Pierces for Trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. Join us for a pre-concert conversation with composer Margaret Barrett at 6:30pm.

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Dear Friends,

#GivingTuesday is here! Voices of Change would like to invite you to join us on this day when many people from around the world are giving to their favorite charities and non-profits.

Voices of Change works hard year-round to create new works of music, to commission living composers, and to bring that music into the Dallas community. Your support makes up a large part of that effort. With your help, we can continue to promote, celebrate, and encourage new chamber music in North Texas. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Voices of Change on this #GivingTuesday.

Thank you for being a part of the Voices of Change family! We wish you all of the best during this holiday season.


Chris D. Burton
Executive Director

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