I am beyond thrilled, humbled, and honored to be The Cleveland Orchestra’s newest Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow. I look forward to working with one of the finest orchestras in the world, while familiarizing myself with the people and stories of Cleveland. From the press release:

Lewis Composer Fellow, Commissions, Premieres, Works by Living Composers.
Beginning with the 2022–23 Severance season, composer, flutist, and producer Allison Loggins-Hull will be the eleventh Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow. In addition to several Cleveland Orchestra commissions, including an expanded arrangement of her composition Can You See? in the 2022-23 Severance season, Loggins-Hull will work with the Orchestra’s Artistic, Education, and Community Engagement staff, Cleveland Orchestra musicians, and, most importantly, with community partners, to build activities and artistic relationships that reflect and engage the Cleveland community over the course of a three-season-long residency. Loggins-Hull’s work will be centered around the narratives and history of Cleveland, through chamber music performances, composition workshops with students, and in her own compositions for The Cleveland Orchestra.

Read the complete press release here.

Maurice Hines Bring them back
This summer I had the enormous pleasure and honor of composing my first film score for the incredible documentary, “Maurice Hines: 
Bring Them Back.” Directed by John Carluccio, produced by Tracy Hopkins, with Executive Producer Debbie Allen, “Bring Them Back” is an intimate portrait of an overlooked elder son-and-dance man, who with humor and grace battles the challenges of show business and a complex relationship with his superstar brother, Gregory Hines.
A very special thank you goes out to the music team that brought the score to life: Mark Dover on clarinet, Jeffrey Zeigler on cello, Alex Brown on piano, Cindy Blackman Santana on drums and Tony Maimone, audio engineer. Keep your eyes open for showings at a film festival near you!

Composers Now announces IMPACT. Each installment in this series offers a composer the opportunity to reflect on one’s creativity, influences, pathways, and responsibility as a living artist in our ever-changing world. Designed for the virtual space, every session shares a composer’s essential thoughts directly with you, the audience, in the safety and comfort of your own place. These commentaries, interwoven with performance videos and other materials, articulate a creator’s IMPACT.

Super excited to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the composers for the Toulmin Fellows and Creators. Read on for more info on this exciting opportunity. Thank you to my family at National Sawdust!

The Center for Ballet and the Arts & National Sawdust Partnership is a one-year collaboration that supports 45 appointed female, trans, and nonbinary composers and choreographers, with the aim of creating new works in the virtual medium.

The program aims to help these individuals develop their skills, create and present new work, and build a community of like-minded artists that will meaningfully advance their careers. The program will support five “Toulmin Fellows” and forty “Toulmin Creators.” Each will receive a package of financial, intellectual, and creative resources to support development of new work.

Both Fellows and Creators will be provided with professional development in the form of 20 master classes and seminars on such topics as intellectual property, improvisation, and arts criticism. They will also receive access to National Sawdust’s (NS) Digital Knowledge Hub, which will share and document NS’ extensive mentorship program to accompany its digital stage.

The Toulmin Fellows will spend the winter in residence at CBA and the spring at NS, building toward participation in NS’ Digital Discovery Festival (DDF). They will also receive mentorship from established arts practitioners and scholars who offer deep knowledge and experience in their mediums. They will provide Fellows with personalized feedback, career support, and connections to their robust professional networks.

The forty Toulmin Creators will participate in DDF and/or in seminars offered to CBA’s community of artists and scholars.

Thank you to the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation for making this partnership possible.