Sametz has been named the recipient of the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize presented by the University of Connecticut. The prize is awarded based on past works and a proposal to create new work for chorus and orchestra to be premiered by the University of Connecticut Chorus. The proposed work, A Child’s Requiem, will set the writings of young children to create a response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut in 2012. The work will be premiered in 2015 in Connecticut and will be accompanied by an exhibition of drawings by children expressing their response to loss.
Read the official press release here.