Eugene Opera is thrilled to announce the following winners of the Call for Scores for Songs for Quarantine, for which we had nearly 100 entries:

The winners are:
Che Buford: The Lunatic
Joshua Fishbein: Deep in the Quiet Wood  
Cecilia Livingston: Penelope
Carolyn Quick: To Breathe
Justin Ralls: Three Songs
Eugene Opera announces the first episode of Songs for Quarantine, Dr. Joshua Fishbein's composition, "Deep in the Quiet Woods", performed by baritone Zachary Lenox and pianist Nathalie Fortin, recorded at Unity of the Valley Church in Eugene, Oregon.

Dr. Joshua Fishbein composes and arranges vocal and instrumental music, with special emphasis on choral music. He has won awards from the American Choral Directors Association, the American Composers Forum, BMI, the Cantate Chamber Singers, Chorus America, Chorus Austin, The Esoterics, the Guild of Temple Musicians, the National Lutheran Choir, and several others. His arrangements have been recorded by the English Chamber Orchestra, Voce Chamber Choir, and New London Children’s Choir. Professional vocal ensembles, such as Cantus, Chicago A Cappella, The Thirteen, and Washington Master Chorale, have premiered Fishbein’s original music.

Steeped in Jewish music, Dr. Fishbein has composed numerous Jewish and interfaith musical settings for chorus and solo voice. Currently, Dr. Fishbein is an adjunct member of the music theory faculties of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Towson University.

Previously, he taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, The College of New Jersey, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Fishbein holds degrees in music from the University of California Los Angeles, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University.

E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Hal Leonard Corporation, Transcontinental Music Publications, Abundant Silence, and Yelton Rhodes Music publish his compositions.

Recordings will be released through the rest of the spring. Check back here for further episodes.

The judges also awarded honorable mention to the following composers:
Lisa Neher: Tell Us What You're Doing We Want to Know How You're Coping With the Pandemic
Helena Michelson: Our Virtual Summer of Discontent
Tristan Zaba: Etudes for a Dying Race
Riles Walsh: At a Solemn Musick

Congratulations to all! Check back here for more information as the recorded songs are released throughout 2021!