Alabama Orchestra Association
2011 Winner

Important Dates


December 15, 2017
Music Mailed
February 8-11, 2018
All-State Festival

AOA Commissions


2006
Philip Warton
There was a Star Danced
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2004
James Lee III
Through the Eyes of Time
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2002
James Woodward
Landscapes for Orchestra
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2001
James Grant
House of Mirrors
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2000
Stella Sung
Mythical Tales of Extar
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2011 Composition Winner

The Alabama Orchestra Association is pleased to announce that Sean P. Pallatroni is the 2011 winner of the annual composition contest. His original work, When the Grass Was Still Green, was premiered by the Festival Orchestra at the All-State Orchestra Festival held February 10-13, 2011.

Click to hear When the Grass Was Still Green:


Sean PallatroniSean Pallatroni (b. 1987) is a young composer from Bedford, New Hampshire. He has studied performing arts at the Derryfield School under the direction of Laurel Devino and completed his undergraduate degree in Music Composition at the Hartt School of Music Dance Theatre (University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut). Sean has written for musical theatre, classical chamber ensembles, jazz, choir, and orchestra. He has studied composition under Dr. David Macbride, Dr. Larry Bell, Dr. Stephen Gryc, and Dr. Ken Steen. He has also coached and musically directed several shows in the southern New Hampshire and Hartford Connecticut areas. Sean has also composed musical underscoring for the 1922 silent film "Hungry Hearts" for the 2010 Hartford Jewish Film Festival, and has done work scoring shows for Connecticut Public Television. Sean is also the recipient of Hartt’s "Edward Diamente Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Composition."

Important Dates


December 15, 2017
Music Mailed
February 8-11, 2018
All-State Festival

AOA Commissions


2006
Philip Warton
There was a Star Danced
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2004
James Lee III
Through the Eyes of Time
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2002
James Woodward
Landscapes for Orchestra
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2001
James Grant
House of Mirrors
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2000
Stella Sung
Mythical Tales of Extar
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