Senior Music Industry major Chad Cagle was the winner of the 2017 Carillon Composition Competition. His work, “Tango for Carillon,” was selected by an international panel of judges and premiered on Sept. 15, 2017 on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.
The premiere of Cagle’s award-winning composition was performed by Dr. Luc Rombouts, a city carillonneur of Tienen and university carillonneur of Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Rombout commented that Cagle’s writing for this unusual instrument set him apart from other entries. A performance of the work will also take place in Belgium in the future.
The concert on the Iowa State University carillon could be heard throughout the campus and was also live-streamed via the university’s website. In addition to the premiere performance, Cagle was awarded $500 for his composition.