On September 9th, 9 Horses took part in the 2016 21CM Emerging Artists Competition designed to showcase groups "re-imagining the future of art music." As one of five finalists invited to the 21CM Conference at DePauw University in Greencastle (IN), we had a great time sharing our music, hearing the other finalists' stellar performances, and conversing with musicians, teachers, and administrators about what it is to be a musician in the 21st century. Although participating in this event was honor enough, we're thrilled to announce that we WON!!! Our prize includes a DePauw University School of Music residency, a performance at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, and career consultations with iCadenza. We believe very strongly in the mission of 21CM, and are excited to represent them musically and philosophically over the course of our relationship with them.
We're thrilled to be headed to Dubai in March to perform at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. Every member of 9 Horses is an educator as well as a performer, so the mission of the GESF is one that feels very personal and special to us, and we're honored to be a part. For more information, go to https://educationandskillsforum.org.