2013-05-23, Friday Harbor, WA — A seven-school commission consortium and composer Alex Shapiro

On May 23, 2013 at the San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor, Washington Friday Harbor High School Concert Band under the direction of Matthew Frost will perform a new electroacoustic wind band piece,Tight Squeeze, by composer Alex Shapiro. The piece was part of Composers and Schools in Concerts’ (CSIC) Commissions in Concert series. CSIC and a consortium of seven schools from different cities throughout the United States commissioned the new piece.

When: May 23, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: San Juan Community Theatre
100 2nd St N
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

“We are very excited for the Friday Harbor performance. This is our first consortium commission. Without the immense cost usually associated with commissions, it has allowed many more students to have the unique experience of learning from a professional composer,” said Lisa Oman, Executive Director and Founder of CSIC.

For more information about CSIC’s Commissions in Concerts series, email Composers and Schools in Concert at info@composersandschools.com or call (916) 248-5541.


Composers and Schools in Concert (CSIC) launched in 2011. Led by CSIC Director Lisa Oman, it is the only organization in the United States dedicated to providing high school age students the opportunity to work with a professional composer. Through music collaborations, students are offered invaluable insight into the career of composition.