Pegram’s NEON NIGHTS will be performed by the New World Symphony on November 17, 2017 as part of the annual PULSE: Late Night at the New World Symphony concert in Miami Beach, Florida, conducted by Dean Whiteside. NEON NIGHTS was first premiered by the USC Thornton Symphony in 2012 and has since received performances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Symphony in C, among others.
Pegram is one of three composers selected to attend the 2017 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s Conductors/Composers Workshop in Santa Cruz, California. In addition to working with mentor composer Michael Gandolfi, faculty conductors Cristian Măcelaru, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sleeper and their conducting fellows, and with additional participation by Cabrillo composers-in-residence, Pegram will compose a new work for the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, which includes in its roster members of Eighth Blackbird.
Pegram is a recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award for CRUSH for Eight Cellos and will attend ASCAP Foundation’s national awards ceremony in New York later this year.