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Original Composition by Joe Hallman on Grammy-Nominated Album

December 10, 2013

Joseph HallmanMusic Adjunct Instructor Joseph Hallman's original music composition, "Three Poems of Jessica Hornik," was featured on an Inscape & Richard Scerbo album, "Sprung Rhythm," which was just nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the "Best Surround Sound Album" category. Click here to visit Joe Hallman's website, where you can download a free copy of the manuscript for "Three Poems of Jessica Hornik."

You can also purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon.

Hallman serves as an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University, Composer-in-Residence at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, and Composer-in-Residence and Assistant Director of Festivals for the Traverse Arts Project. He has been an active Art s& Culture writer for over 10 years and writes for In addition to teaching a studio of young composers, he has been invited to give master classes and lectures at home and abroad. Hallman’s recently completed series of chamber concerti were composed for members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra.

Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Richard Scerbo, Inscape performs concerts that aim to engage audiences and provide a compelling way to explore both standard and non-standard works. With its flexible roster of musicians, Inscape programs explore a variety of styles. Praised by The Washington Post for their “guts and musicality,” Inscape’s energetic concerts are well-established in the Washington DC region and continue to garner praise from audiences and critics alike. Inscape has worked joyously and often with emerging American composers and has a commitment to presenting concerts featuring the music of our time. Since its inception, Inscape has commissioned over twenty works, including those heard on this album.