December 18th, 2003
Samuel R. Hazo becomes first composer in history to be
awarded winner of both NBA composition contests.
"Sam Hazo's works are the hottest things going! His writing is fresh and innovative; his lyricism truly superb. I look forward to each new piece with great enthusiasm."
Dr. Paula Crider, Professor Emeritus
University of Texas
Conductor and Clinician
"Hazo's music has great vitality, and is exciting and enjoyable to play."
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Professor
Director of Wind Studies
University of North Texas
"Sam Hazo's music is a fresh and exciting new voice for the repertoire of today. His creativity and insight are reflected in the works he presents to our art form, and his wonderful perspective on life is an integral part of all he gives us."
Dr. David Gregory, President
National Band Association