IMTA’s 2010 Commissioned Composer is Don Freund. His composition, Autumn Songs, for piano trio, was premiered at the IMTA state conference on October 9, 2010. The performers were three talented pre-college students from Bloomington — Brian Allen, violin; Younghoon Koh, cello; and Margaret Chun, piano.
Since 1998, IMTA has annually participated in the MTNA Composer Commissioning program. MTNA is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works by American composers and annually assists state associations with the generation and performance of new music. Each state decides which composer to commission and what type of work. This year, IMTA chose to commission a chamber piece for the pre-college level. The commission paid to the composer is jointly funded by MTNA and IMTA.