Congratulations to MN composer Scott Senko on being chosen as a winner of the Esoterics’ 2018-2019 POLYPHONOS choral composition competition! He’ll be creating a new piece to be premiered on their October 2019 concert in Seattle.

Scott Senko, Young Composer (Minneapolis, MN) Scott Senko (b. 1992) is a composer and vocalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as Composer in Residence with Magnum Chorum during their 2016-2017 season and as a Guest
Composer for the inaugural consortium of the Libera Composers Association in 2017. In that same year, he won MPLS (imPulse)’s Compose Yourself! contest with his “Un Mundo Bello” for mixed choir. Scott completed undergraduate studies at Luther College in 2015 where he studied composition with Brooke Joyce and Steve Smith, and voice with Andrew Whitfield. Additionally, he has had composition lessons and mentorship experiences with Jocelyn Hagen, Jake Runestad, Libby Larsen, and Edie Hill. As a vocalist, Scott has sang tenor with a number of vocal ensembles in the Twin Cities. Currently, he sings with The Singers ~ Minnesota Choral Artists, MPLS (imPulse), and the parish choir at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (where he serves as Tenor Section Leader).

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