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.