LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University music professor Larry Barnes has received a composer award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), for his work in 2007 and 2008. Awards are granted based on creative and professional activity, including performances and recordings of original music.
During this period, Barnes’s composition, “Toccata – Act of War,” was released by Capstone Records, on a disc featuring a variety of new work by 11 composers performed by pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi. Fellow Transylvania professor and pianist Gregory Partain also released the piece on his disc, “Gregory Partain, Vol 2.” In summer 2008, the film “Euphoria” was re-released with an entirely new original score by Barnes. The film recently played at the Chesapeake Film Festival.
Barnes is a recipient of Transylvania’s Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Howard Hanson Prize, two Kentucky Arts Council Performing Artist awards and numerous ASCAP awards. Barnes is a member of the Music Teachers' National Association, the Kentucky Music Teachers' Association, the Society of Composers, Inc. and the Southern Composers' League. His music has been released on MMC and Nine Winds recordings and published by Southern Music Corporation.
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