Charles was just named the winner of the 2013 Castleton Festival Young Composer’s Forum. As a result, he will have his latest orchestral work premiered by the Castleton Festival Orchestra with Maestro Lorin Maazel on the podeum!
Charles is the 2012 McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composers Forum! As part of this position, Charles is working on a 2-3 month residency in Minneapolis, featuring the construction of some new installation pieces as well as several new fixed format audiovisual works.
Alluvion, a piece Charles composed for bassoon duet is featured on the new album by Ablaze Records, Millennial Masters: Volume III.
Charles was named the winner of the University of Cincinnati’s Orchestral Readings Competition. The prize for this is a commission by the CCM Philharmonia for a brand new orchestral work to be premiered in the 2012/2013 season!
Metropolitan, a 5-movement piano solo recently won first place at the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Composers Competition and was a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. The piece was premiered by Ian Scott at the Music and Meaning: Views from the 21st Century Conference.