Posted on May 17, 2021

RII finalists announcement

After careful consideration of nearly 100 nominations by our community, it is with great enthusiasm that we announce All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) recipients! The final five composers have been selected, and recordings of their works will begin soon at Bodecker Foundation’s state-of-the-art recording studios here in Portland.

The RII Awardees are:

Contemporary composers
Named Composers-in-Residence with All Classical Portland and N M Bodecker Foundation
Jasmine Barnes: Taking Names
For voice and piano

Lauren McCall: A Spark and a Glimmer
For piano trio

Keyla Orozco: Souvenirs
For string quartet

Posthumous works
Mélanie Hélène Bonis (1858-1937): Femmes de légende
For solo piano

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004): Sonata for Flute and Piano
For flute and piano

Our Composers-in-Residence have been offered a week-long co-residency with All Classical Portland and N M Bodecker Foundation, funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), to include in-studio, creative recording sessions, community events, youth engagement workshops, and a $2,500 fee/award.

We are grateful to our listeners, our Executive Advisors and RII Selection Panel, the N M Bodecker Foundation, Naxos Records, Oregon Cultural Trust, and RACC for helping make this a reality.

Read about the inaugural awardees, the future of RII, and more at