Vienna Music Student Wins Prestigious Award

IES Abroad is happy to announce that Fall 2010 student Christopher LaRosa has been chosen as a winner of the Contemporary Americana Festival in the category vocal music. He received this award for his song cycle "Spring Giddiness." 

The Festival, which is sponsored by the Boston Metro Opera, promotes contemporary composition in the categories opera, vocal, and choral works. It attracts submissions from around the country.

Christopher is a mathematics and composition major at Ithaca College and studied composition this semester with IES Abroad Vienna Resident Composer Nancy Van de Vate. He was one of only nine, largely professional composers recognized in his category. We are proud to congratulate him on this major accomplishment.

Hear Chris' music and learn more about Chris and his work at


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