Swartz wins ChoralArt's 2019 New England Carol Contest
Arise, Arise, the Morning Bells (for SATB Chorus and Piano) was premiered during ChoralArt’s “A ChoralArt Christmas” in December 2019 and earned a reprise performance during their “An Epiphany Celebration” in January 2020.
Swartz to participate in Choral Arts Initiative's PREMIERE|Project Festival
In June 2018, Swartz will participate as one of seven Composition Fellows chosen for the 3-day festival in Newport Beach. The festival will culminate in the premiere of the Fellows' new choral works, for which they will receive a commission scholarship.
"Zueignung" receives First Prize in choral composition competition
Swartz's choral work has received First Prize in the Mountainside Master Chorale's 2015 composer's competition. The piece was premiered on June 11 and 12, 2016 among other works by Southern California composers.