Sarah Tolmie and Erica de la Cruz
Sarah Tolmie and Erica de la Cruz, winner of the Trio Prize

The Trio Prize of $500 was a composition prize offered to music students and recent graduates at Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, to set 7–10 sonnets from Trio to music. Students submitted a score for piano and voice for one single poem in February to an inter-university panel of judges (Mark Vuorinen and Timothy Corlis, UW, and Daniel Lichti and Lee Willingham, WLU), and results were announced on 9 April 2015. The winner, Erica de la Cruz, is a 2013 graduate in piano from UW. She has received the prize as a commission to complete a suite of settings for poems from the book, of her choice, for a public performance in the fall of 2015.

Congratulations to Erica and thanks to all the judges! The final recital date will be announced this fall.

Erica de la Cruz performs her award-winning composition, with Emily Spina singing.