The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition was established in September of 1983 under the auspices of Milton A. and Gloria Barlow, who presented a substantial gift to Brigham Young University to engender and support excellence in musical composition. The Board of Directors and Board of Advisors have subsequently been engaged in employing the proceeds of the Endowment to support four programs: The Barlow Prize, General Commissions, LDS Composer Commissions, and Education Grants.

Emily is one of six composers who received the 2012 Barlow Commission (General). For the commission, Emily will write a new work for the Lunar Ensemble which will be premiered in the ensemble’s 2013/14 season. Congratulations to all winners, and special shout-out to my fellow ‘deis-mate Christian Gentry! Honored and humbled to receive this distinction!

Read the press release on the Barlow Endowment’s website here.