This is Josh Trentadue, the current President of the Millennium Composers Initiative. We hope that all of you are continuing to do well and that you are staying safe and healthy throughout these troubling times.
As you know, MCI was founded by me and Duncan Petersen-Jones back in 2018. The two of us created this initiative as an opportunity for young composers at the beginning of their professional careers to continue to seek out new artistic endeavors, build upon and expand their growing professional network, and foster creative collaborations with other artists in the greater community. With the devastating impact and continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCI has been hard at work over the past few months to develop new and exciting opportunities for our members in an ever-changing environment. In the near future, we will be discussing in greater detail some of the events we have planned with the incredible artists we are collaborating with.
In the meantime, we have some announcements to make about structural changes that will be made to this initiative, effective immediately:
Board member Duncan Petersen-Jones has needed to resign from his positions as Vice President and Treasurer. Duncan’s incredible contributions to this initiative have made a positive impact to the growth and vitality that MCI has seen since its inception. The board and I are immensely grateful to Duncan for the passion, work, and creativity that he has brought to these positions, and to MCI as a whole. We are looking forward to seeing where his compositional career will go next as he continues to remain a member of this group.
While I continue to fulfill my duties as President of this initiative, board member Kevin Day will be assuming the duties and responsibilities of Vice President. Board member Helen He will primarily be taking over as our Marketing Manager, and board member Harrison J. Collins will be taking over as our Communications Manager.
I am proud of how far MCI has come since its inception and look forward to seeing the continued growth and development of this initiative, including for each and every one of our members' continuing artistic careers.
The Millennium Composers Initiative represents composers from all around the world at the beginning of their professional careers, regardless of their aesthetic, style, or background. Creating fresh and engaging new music for all types of ensembles and mediums, we strive to push the limits of what defines music and art through experimental, conventional, and interdisciplinary means, providing new experiences for audiences and artists everywhere.