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Thomas Piercy Seed Grant Concert Sept 12, 2021

Sunday, September 12 @ 5pm EDT
Clarinetist and Hichiriki player Thomas Piercy performs Tokyo to New York "Celebration"
- A CELEBRATION of live music coming back to NYC. For many people, this will be one of their first live concerts to attend since early 2020. Featuring works by NYWC composers Elisenda Fabregas, Jane Leslie, Beata Moon, and Frances White. As well as Tania León, Miho Sasaki, Tengku Irfan, Masatora Goya, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Michael Schelle.

Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
This concert is open to the public free of charge thanks to the "New York City Artists Corps" Initiative to bring live music back to NYC. Seating is limited; early arrival recommended. Doors open at 4:30pm. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Covid-19 safety protocols are in place at the hall.
If you can make it, contact Thomas to let him know how many guest tickets you would like by Friday, Sept. 10, and I'll leave your name(s) at the front desk.

If you can't make it in person, this concert will also be live-streamed. The livestream will be aired from the National Opera Center Youtube Channel. The event will show up within 24 hours of the event.
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TUTTI #4 August 12: Whitney George – Writing Music for Opera

August 12, 2021 at 5 pm (Eastern)
NYWC TUTTI Thursdays presents Whitney George: Writing Music for Opera

Writing music for opera and the stage requires a different set of tools and sensitivities to have the music support the action rather than distract from it. From sculpting leitmotifs to creating immersive sound worlds, music can be both the narrative drive and the scenery in a production.

Join us as we talk about techniques for how to compose in parallel (and occasionally perpendicular!) music for dramatic action, where to start when designing pre-compositional blueprints for narrative works, how to use orchestration and instrumentation to add technicolor to music for the stage and operatic medium, and more.

RSVP to NewYorkWomenComposers@gmail.com

Whitney George’s music traverses the affective terrain between tragedy and ecstasy, fragility and strength, bringing together romantically delicate intimacy and the spectacular darkness of the macabre. Her operas, staged multimedia works, and chamber music have had both international and domestic premieres. For more information about Whitney, please visit: https://www.whitneygeorge.com/

2021 Seed Money Grant Recipients

RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2021 SEED MONEY GRANTS

Presenting the winners of our 2021 Seed Money Grants! We have awarded seven grants, two foreign and five domestic. One grant is in a disseminated format, and the rest are focused grants.

2021 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS

1) Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone , with Paula Fan, accompanist (disseminated format). Mr. Williams is a well-known Welsh baritone whose thirty-year career has featured performances both in concert and on CDs of many women composers. He has toured widely throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America and will be undertaking a new tour this fall starting in the US and Canada. http://jeremyhuwwilliams.com

2) Quintocracy Wind Quintet, (focused concert): Quintocracy is an established wind quintet based in the Capital District of New York State that presents concerts throughout that area and beyond. It is comprised of flutist Melanie Chirignan, oboist Kelly Lockwood, clarinetist Michael Dee, hornist Kathryn Svatek, and a bassoonist who is currently a guest. https://www.quintocracy.com/.

3) Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble (focused concert) Canta Libre, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature specifically written for flute, strings and harp. Canta Libre’s members are Sally Shorrock, flute, Bradley Bosenbeck, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp. https://www.cantalibre.org

4) Joel Braun, double bassist (focused concert): Joel Braun is Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin. As an orchestral musician he has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic. http://www.joelbraunbass.com/

5) Aram Tchobanian, tenor (focused concert with additional performances): Tenor Aram Tchobanian, in an ensemble including Adam Kent, pianist, Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano, and the 2Flutes ensemble, plans to present “The Faucon,” a vocal and chamber music concert that intends to be a tribute to mid-20th century and contemporary composers, by showcasing works inspired by “mystical” poems as well as texts from the Middle English and Elizabethan poets. https://www.conbrioensemble.org/aram-tchobanian-tenor

6) Hypercube Ensemble (focused concert): A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, HYPERCUBE embraces the boundaries of chamber music, at home in both electric and acoustic worlds. This group of gritty NYC musicians formed with the goal of performing high quality, cutting-edge, challenging repertoire that is often underperformed. The members of HYPERCUBE are Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical and electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano and accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). http://www.hypercubemusic.org/

7) Marsyas Trio (focused concert): The Marsyas Trio is the UK’s leading flute, cello, and piano ensemble. They have several CDs to their credit and a long history of performing music by women. In the past year they have established a successful online series with an audience of over 5000 views. http://www.marsyastrio.com/

TUTTI #3 July 15th: Juliana Hall – Writing Music for Voice

July 15, 2021 at 5 pm (Eastern)
NYWC TUTTI Thursdays presents Juliana Hall: Writing Music for Voice

In this Tutti meetup, composer Juliana Hall will share some of her own songs, each demonstrating a different facet of song composition. In discussing the songs, she’ll cover how she became a song composer and some of her career highlights.

Juliana will also share information including a listing of song-related resources for learning more about song composition, for professional connections in the song world, etc

RSVP to NewYorkWomenComposers@gmail.com

For more information about Juliana, please visit: https://julianahall.com/

Audrey Wright "Beyond Bach" Concert 4

Sunday, July 11 @ 3pm EST
Violinist Audrey Wright performs American Voices Now
- A program featuring works by living composers that make up the sonic fabric of American classical music today. Featuring works by NYWC composer SVJETLANA BUKVICH as well as JESSIE MONTGOMERY, JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, CARLOS SIMON, and KENJI BUNCH.

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June 20th Audrey Wright performs "Movement and Dance" concert program for solo violin

Violinist Audrey Wright performs Sunday, June 20 @ 3pm EST her concert
"Movement and Dance"
- A program for unaccompanied violin inspired by motion, movement, and dance forms. Featuring works by NYWC composers Catherine Neville and Debra Kaye, as well as Andre Myers, Wynton Marsalis, and Kevin Puts.

This will be livestream and limited in-person seating.

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TUTTI #2 June 10th: Leanna Primiani – Writing Music for Film

June 10, 2021 at 5 pm (Eastern)
NYWC TUTTI Thursdays presents Leanna Primiani: Writing Music for Film

Composer Leanna Primiani is convinced that every member of NYWC can compose circles around most composers in Hollywood. With that said, if you want to be successful in the highly competitive field of film scoring, there is no way around knowing and being able to use samples and digital recording/production techniques. In her presentation, Leanna will be discussing how to transition from composing concert music to composing music for film and TV. Specifically, Leanna will be talking about the technical side of things including using the importance of learning a DAW, working with electronics, creating midi mock-ups, etc.

Leanna will answer any questions you have and provide resources to help you on your journey.

RSVP to NewYorkWomenComposers@gmail.com

Composer Leanna Primiani explores the limits of musical form, sound, and time by blurring the landscape between the acoustic and electronic worlds. She writes music for the concert stage, film, and as an electronic ambient artist. Leanna’s music has been described as “hauntingly evocative,” while Variety’s Jon Burlingame calls the music “...remarkable”. Starting out as a conductor with credits including the LA Opera, her recent compositional accomplishments include numerous film and TV credits, and a 2020 Toulmin Commission.
For more information about Leanna, please visit: leannaprimiani.com

2021 Seed Money Grant Guidelines

2021 Guidelines for New York Women Composers Seed Money Grants

Program description:
The New York Women Composers’ annual Seed Money Grant Program awards grants of $750 each for concert projects that include a substantial commitment to the performance of music by NYWC members. (Note: This is not a commissioning grant.)

Applicants may be solo performers, ensembles, or presenting organizations. The receipt deadline for all applications is June 30, 2021. Due to the pandemic, we have opened up this phase to include virtual concerts, as well as live concert performances. Here are the current guidelines.

For concert grant applications, we offer two possible formats:

  • Focused concert: Presentation of a concert featuring the works of three or more composer-members of New YorkWomen Composers for at least half of the project’s time-length. At least one of the NYWC composers chosen must be new to the performers.

  • Disseminated performances: Performers or ensembles may instead choose to perform works by a minimum of five different NYWC members during their performance season, on two or more concerts. At least two of the NYWC composers must be new to the performers.

Time period for performances:
Concerts for this grant period must take place from August 2021 to December 2022.

Choice of music for the concert(s):
The music to be presented must be chosen, at least in part, from a call for scores circulated to NYWC members on behalf of the grant recipients. We require this in order to let performers explore new composers and new works. Although many composers do list works in the members' online catalog on NYWC website, please be aware that this list is not complete, so a general score/recording call is required(either physical scores or PDFs) rather than catalog-only selection. The concert organizers choose the music they wish to play according to their tastes. We ask that composers be consulted during rehearsals either in person or through email, Zoom or Skype sessions, or other virtual options, and that programs be provided with information on the composers and the pieces, and if vocal music, song texts.

Applicant eligibility:
Applicants do not need to be members of New York Women Composers or female, and the concert programs do not need to consist only of works by women composers.

Finances and project completion:
Seed Money Grant awards are $750. All concert programs and all publicity must acknowledge support from New York Women Composers, Inc. Any financial proceeds from the concert go directly to the organizers, not to New York Women Composers. The selected composers will not be asked to pay any money to the organizers for the performance of their works. New York Women Composers is not responsible for any additional monies needed to complete the projects. A concert program should be shared with NYWC after the concert has taken place, as well as any photos, videos, or musical recordings from the concert. The grant recipients will be asked to fill out a short "Concert Performance Details" form and write a brief testimonial about their grant experience, after which the payment will be provided.

Application deadline and procedures:

The Receipt Deadline for 2021 grant applications is June 30, 2021.
There is no application form. The applicant should submit a letter briefly outlining the proposed project, along with professional biographical and promotional materials, including a headshot, and a sample sound recording. We require electronic submissions so that all of the jury committee has immediate access.

Applications will be judged by the following criteria:

  1. Project visibility
  2. Instrumentation (the grant committee tries to balance the variety of instrumentation receiving awards each year.)
  3. Quality of the performers, as evidenced by their work samples
  4. Community outreach potential
  5. Concert length
  6. Performing Rights Organizations licensing coverage for paid-admission concerts
  7. Qualified new applicants will receive preference over those who have previously received New York Women Composers funding. No group or individual performer will be funded in two consecutive years. Please note: We encourage anyone not receiving a grant to re-apply, as the needs of the organization, the number of grant awards, the instrumentation mix, the conditions of the grants, and the members of the jury change from year to year.

    Email materials or share Dropbox link by June 30, 2021 to: marilyn@marilynbliss.com
    For more information, contact: newyorkwomencomposers@gmail.com

TUTTI Thursday May 20: Svjetlana Bukvich – Writing Music for Contemporary Dance

May 20, 2021 at 5 pm (Eastern)
NYWC TUTTI Thursdays presents Svjetlana Bukvich: Writing Music for Contemporary Dance

The Global Reach of Hybrid Sound: Producing Emphatically from Movement in Dance

Drawn to technologies that hold a promise for the attainment of 'flow', or of uninterrupted and immersive experience in art, the composer looks at the process of interfacing in her work; finding/adjusting mediums through which meta-genre considerations and hybrid connections can take form in the context of composing for contemporary dance.

Svjetlana will offer practical advice about music in contemporary dance, followed by a discussion.

Sarajevo-born and NYC-based Svjetlana Bukvich is widely regarded as one the most innovative and dynamic multimedia composers in America. Her music for dance, film, and the concert stage has been presented across the U.S., and internationally in Beijing, London, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Odessa and Berlin, among others. Her collaborations have been supported by New Music USA Live Music for Dance, NY Foundation for the Arts, O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, American Composers Forum, The Frances Richard Fund for Inno­vative Artists of Promise, and the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at Harvard University.

In 2014 Parma Recordings released her solo album EVOLUTION, followed by EXTENSION in 2020; both collections have since received glowing critical acclaim and radio play worldwide. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently broadcast, and then reprised, selections from these works in the MetLiveArts’ best-of-season showcase.

RSVP to NewYorkWomenComposers@gmail.com

Rose Hegele's Seed Money Grant Concert, May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 - 2:30 PM EDT, 7:30 PM BST
Illuminate Women’s Music Presents:
From the Cosmos to the Soul: A Celebration of Women’s Music
Rose Hegele, soprano; Julia Scott Carey, pianist

Soprano and curator Rose Hegele and pianist Julia Scott Carey present From the Cosmos to the Soul: A Celebration of Women’s Music on May 19, 2021 at Illuminate Women’s Music’s digital livestream series.

The program journeys from the outer world to the inner world, starting with pieces that celebrate the creation of the universe and the natural world, moving inward to embrace the human voice and examine how we connect to others, and ending with self-reflection.

This concert is supported through a seed grant from New York Women Composers, Inc. (NYWC), and features compositions by five NYWC members: Sabrina Peña Young, Anne Phillips, Svjetlana Bukvich, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Beata Moon. Other works are by Kamala Sankaram, Margaret Bonds, and Mason Bynes. There will be two world premieres by Mari Kotskyy and Sungji Hong.

Admission is Free.

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Audrey Wright's Seed Money Concert Series

Audrey Wright: Beyond Bach for Solo Violin - Four-Part Series LIVE STREAM

I am extremely pleased to have recently received a Seed Money Grant from the New York Women Composers, which has allowed me to discover some wonderful compositions by NYWC composers and perform them on the Beyond Bach series. Each of the four recitals are presented in themes, as described with dates and info below. The series will be entirely live-streamed by AnDie Musik LIVE! and tickets are $10. I can’t wait to perform this music, and I hope you can join me for the entire Beyond Bach series! – Audrey Wright, Violinist

Tickets & More Info

Sunday, April 18 @ 3pm EST
Violin Plus
- A concert featuring works for unaccompanied violin that expand the voice of the violin by incorporating live electronics, foot pedals, and non-traditional tunings. Featuring works by NYWC composers FLANNERY CUNNINGHAM and NILOUFAR NOURBAKHSH, as well as JOHANN JOSEPH VILSMAYR, STEVE REICH, and my own arrangement of HILDEGARD VON BINGEN.

Sunday, May 16 @ 3pm EST
Homage
- A concert featuring works for unaccompanied violin that are intended as homages to people and places. Featuring works by NYWC composers RAIN WORTHINGTON and CHEN YI, as well as GEORGE WALKER, KAIJA SAARIAHO, and FLAUSINO VALE.

Sunday, June 20 @ 3pm EST
Movement and Dance
- A program for unaccompanied violin inspired by motion, movement, and dance forms. Featuring works by NYWC composers CATHERINE NEVILLE and DEBRA KAYE, as well as ANDRE MYERS, WYNTON MARSALIS, and KEVIN PUTS.

Sunday, July 11 @ 3pm EST
American Voices Now
- A program featuring works by living composers that make up the sonic fabric of American classical music today. Featuring works by NYWC composer SVJETLANA BUKVICH as well as JESSIE MONTGOMERY, JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, CARLOS SIMON, and KENJI BUNCH.

Biography of Chen Yi

Congratulations to NYWC member Chen Yi on the publication of this biography by Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards through the University of Illinois Press. www.press.uillinois.edu

Music / Biography
CHEN YI – by Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards
A user-friendly guide to the composer’s rich and engaging music

Drawing on extensive interviews, they depict this globetrotting composer’s cultural milieu in vivid detail and persuasively demonstrate the multifaceted and transnational dimension of the composer’s musical world. Their musical readings are vivid and insightful, full of rich information about Chen’s aesthetics, idioms, and distinctive style. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in concert music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.” – Nancy Rao, author of Chinatown Opera Theater in America

Chen Yi is the most prominent woman among the renowned group of new wave composers who came to the United States from mainland China in the early 1980s.
Known for her creative output and a distinctive merging of Chinese and Western influences, Chen built a musical language that references a breathtaking range of sources and crisscrosses geographical and musical borders without eradicating them.

Leta E. Miller and J. Michele Edwards provide an accessible guide to the composer’s background and her more than 150 works. Extensive interviews with Chen complement in-depth analyses of selected pieces from Chen’s solos for Western or Chinese instruments, chamber works, choral and vocal pieces, and compositions scored for wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, or full orchestra. The authors highlight Chen’s compositional strategies, her artistic elaborations, and the voice that links her earliest and most recent music. A concluding discussion addresses questions related to Chen’s music and issues such as gender, ethnicity and nationality, transnationalism, border crossing, diaspora, exoticism, and identity.

Results of the 2020 Phase-2 Seed Money Grants

NYWC 2020 Phase-2 Seed Money Grants Awards

Presenting the winners of our Phase-2 Seed Money Grants for 2020 for U.S. applicants, either live or streamed concerts. We had an unprecedentedly large group of applicants for this period (which was delayed from last June), and far more qualified and exciting projects than we were able to reward. The good news is that we will be offering more Seed Money grants in a few months for our 2021 cycle, and we encourage applicants that were not selected this round to reapply if their projects fit the next time frame.

2020 Seed Money Grants Phase-2 Recipients

1) Audrey Wright, violinist, in a disseminated proposal. Ms. Wright is associate concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. http://audreywrightviolin.com/ This spring and summer she will be presenting a series of four live-streamed performances titled “Beyond Bach” from the Baltimore venue An Die Musik Live.

2) Ginevra Petrucci, New York City-based flutist and Artistic Director of the Flauto d’Amore Project, in a focused proposal. https://www.flautodamore.com/ An instrument that fell into disuse but is now being revived. The recital will be upcoming as a streamed concert (Date to be decided).

3) Thomas Piercy, clarinetist and hichiriki player, in a focused proposal with plans for two performances of a 90-minute recital, one in New York and one in Japan.

4) Rose Hegele, Boston-based soprano (https://www.rosehegele.com/), with pianist Julia Scott Carey in a concert of contemporary vocal works titled Language & Beyond: Embracing Feminism and Ritual, for Illuminate Women’s Music 2021 virtual concert series. The live-streamed performance will take place in Boston, MA on May 19, 2021. As Illuminate Women’s Music is based in the UK and features performers from both the UK and US.

2020 Guidelines for New York Women Composers Seed Money Grants Phase 2 – U.S. Applicants

Important Note: Due to the pandemic, we have divided our grants into two phases. These guidelines pertain to the second phase for live or virtual concert events by U.S. applicants.

2020 Guidelines for New York Women Composers Seed Money Grants:
Phase 2 – U.S. Applicants, Virtual and Live Concerts
 

Program description: The New York Women Composers’ annual Seed Money Grant Program awards grants of $750 each for concert projects that include a substantial commitment to the performance of music by NYWC members. (Note: This is not a commissioning grant.) Applicants may be solo performers, ensembles, or presenting organizations. The receipt deadline for all applications is February 15, 2021. Here are the current guidelines for Phase 2 – U.S. Applicants. Due to the pandemic, we have opened up this phase to include virtual concerts, as well as live concert performances. 

For Phase 2 – U.S. grant applications, we offer two possible formats: 

1) Focused concert: Presentation of a concert featuring the works of three or more composer-members of New York Women Composers for at least half of the project’s time-length. At least one of the NYWC composers chosen must be new to the performers. 

2) Disseminated performances: Performers or ensembles may instead choose to perform works by a minimum of five different NYWC members during their performance season, on two or more concerts. At least two of the NYWC composers must be new to the performers. 

Time period for performances: Concerts for this grant period must take place from March 2021 to June 2022.  

Choice of music for the concert: The music to be presented must be chosen, at least in part, from a call for scores circulated to NYWC members on behalf of the grant recipients. We require this in order to let performers explore new composers and new works. Although many composers do list works in the members' online catalog on NYWC website, please be aware that this list is not complete, so a general score/recording call is required (either physical scores or PDFs) rather than catalog-only selection. The concert organizers choose the music they wish to play according to their tastes. We ask that composers be consulted during rehearsals through email, Zoom or Skype sessions, or other virtual options, and that programs be provided with information on the composers and the pieces, and if vocal music, song texts.  

Applicant eligibility: Applicants do not need to be members of New York Women Composers or to be female, and the concert programs do not need to consist only of works by women composers. 

Finances and project completion: Seed Money Grant awards are $750. All concert programs and all publicity must acknowledge support from New York Women Composers, Inc. Any financial proceeds from the concert go directly to the organizers, not to New York Women Composers. The selected composers will not be asked to pay any money to the organizers for the performance of their works. New York Women Composers is not responsible for any additional monies needed to complete the projects. A concert program should be shared with NYWC after the concert has taken place, as well as any photos, videos, or musical recordings from the concert. The grant recipients will be asked to fill out a short "Concert Performance Details" form and write a brief testimonial about their grant experience, after which the payment will be provided. 

Application deadline and procedures: 2020 Receipt Deadline for grant applications is February 15, 2021. There is no application form. The applicant should submit a letter briefly outlining the proposed project, along with professional biographical and promotional materials, including a headshot, and a sample sound recording. We require electronic submissions so that all of the jury has immediate access.Applications will be judged by the following criteria: 

1) Project visibility
2) Instrumentation (the grant committee tries to balance the variety of instrumentation receiving awards each year.)
3) Quality of the performers, as evidenced by the selected sample
4) Concert length
5) Community outreach potential
6) New applicants will receive preference over those who have previously received New York Women Composers funding. No group or individual performer will be funded in two consecutive years. 

Please note: We encourage anyone not receiving a grant to re-apply, as the needs of the organization, the number of grants that it is possible to award, the instrumentation mix, the conditions of the grant, and the members of the jury change from year to year.  

Email materials or share Dropbox link by February 15, 2021 to: marilyn@marilynbliss.com  

For more information, contact: newyorkwomencomposers@gmail.com

RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2020 PHASE 1 SEED MONEY GRANTS

We are excited to present the winners of our Phase 1 Seed Money Grants, for international applicants who are able to present concerts in the near future. We have decided to award three grants for this group, reserving more grants for a later Phase 2, which will include applicants for concerts in the United States. 

NYWC 2020 SEED-MONEY GRANT PHASE 1 RECIPIENTS 

MoonkyungLee, violinist, and Jang Heum Bae, guitarist https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6165/biographies---parts-to-play---moonkyung-lee.html
A concert to take place in Seoul, South Korea on March 8, celebrating International Women’s Day. 

Roger Morelló Ros, cellist http://rogermorelloros.com/
This is a disseminated proposal for multiple concerts. He is from Spain and will be performing both there and in Germany. 

Luca Quintavalle, harpsichordist https://www.lucaquintavalle.com
This concert will take place in Germany, in a location to be determined because of the pandemic.

1 Track Podcast" interview with composer Hilary Tann

Welsh composer and NYWC member, Hilary Tann, recently enjoyed a podcast with Anthony Joseph Lanman.

In this continuing series, the seemingly-simple question to be answered is "If someone was interested in getting to know your music, and you only had one track to play for them, what track would that be?" Tann answers this question in 1 Track Podcast Season 11, Episode 5. The inspiration for her 1997 piano trio, Nothing Forgotten, comes from a poem by Jordan Smith; her relationship with the nearby Adirondack Mountains serves as the backdrop. The podcast includes insights into the composer's work and three excerpts from the trio. It is an example of how today's composers reach out to possible future audiences during this surreal year of Covid-19!

2020 Guidelines for New York Women Composers Seed Money Grants Phase 1 – International Applicants

Important Note: Due to the pandemic, we have divided our grants into two phases. These guidelines pertain only to the first phase, for performances in countries that are or will be able to offer live concerts in late 2020 or 2021.

Program description: The New York Women Composers’ annual Seed Money Grant Program awards grants of $750 each for concert projects that include a substantial commitment to the performance of music by NYWC members. (Note: This is not a commissioning grant.) Applicants may be solo performers, ensembles, or presenting organizations. The receipt deadline for all applications is September 30, 2020. Here are the current guidelines for Phase 1 – International Applicants.

For Phase 1 – International live concert grant applications, we offer two possible formats:

1) Focused concert: Presentation of a concert featuring the works of three or more composer-members of New York Women Composers for at least half of the project’s time-length. At least one of the NYWC composers chosen must be new to the performers. 2) Disseminated performances: Performers or ensembles may instead choose to perform works by a minimum of five different NYWC members during their performance season, on two or more concerts. At least two of the NYWC composers must be new to the performers.

Time period for performances: Concerts for this grant period must take place from October 2020 to June 2022.

Choice of music for the concert: The music to be presented must be chosen, at least in part, from a call for scores circulated on behalf of the grant recipients by NYWC. We require this in order to let performers explore new composers and new works. Although many composers do list works in the members' online catalog on NYWC website, please be aware that this list is not complete, so a general score/recording call is required (either physical scores or PDFs) rather than catalog-only selection. The concert organizers choose the music they wish to play according to their tastes. We ask that composers be consulted during rehearsals through email, Zoom or Skype sessions, or other virtual options if the composer cannot attend in person, and that programs be provided with information on the composers and the pieces, and if vocal music, song texts.

Preference for grant selections will also be given for concerts that are covered by performance licenses from ASCAP and BMI (or their international affiliates) so that composers may earn performance royalties. Some concert halls carry blanket licenses, but other venues do not. NYWC will be happy to provide information on how to secure single-performance licenses for your concert if your concert is not free admission.

Applicant eligibility: Applicants do not need to be members of New York Women Composers or to be female, and the concert programs do not need to consist only of works by women composers.

Finances and project completion: Seed Money Grant awards are $750. All concert programs and all publicity must acknowledge support from New York Women Composers, Inc. Any financial proceeds from the concert go directly to the organizers, not to New York Women Composers. The selected composers will not be asked to pay any money to the organizers for the performance of their works. New York Women Composers is not responsible for any additional monies needed to complete the projects. A concert program should be shared with NYWC after the concert has taken place, as well as any photos, videos, or musical recordings from the concert. The grant recipients will be asked to fill out a short "Concert Performance Details" form and write a brief testimonial about their grant experience, after which the payment will be provided.

Application deadline and procedures: 2020 Receipt Deadline for grant applications is September 30. The applicant should submit a letter briefly outlining the proposed project, along with professional biographical and promotional materials, including a headshot, and a sample sound recording. We require electronic submissions so that all of the jury has immediate access. Applications will be judged by the following criteria:

1) Project visibility
2) Instrumentation (the grant committee tries to balance the variety of instrumentation receiving awards each year.)
3) Quality of the performers, as evidenced by the selected sample
4) Concert length
5) Performing Rights Organizations licensing coverage for paid-admission concerts
6) Community outreach potential
7) New applicants will receive preference over those who have previously received New York Women Composers funding. No group or individual performer will be funded in two consecutive years.

Please note: We encourage anyone not receiving a grant to re-apply, as the needs of the organization, the number of grants that it is possible to award, the instrumentation mix, and the members of the jury change from year to year.

Email materials or share Dropbox link by September 30 to: marilyn@marilynbliss.com

For more information, contact: newyorkwomencomposers@gmail.com

Beth Anderson's Harlem Songs ?Now Available for Listening

Celebrate Juneteenth by listening to Beth Anderson's Harlem Songs.

Beth writes. "In 1997 Keith Borden, a singer and administrator at Greenwich House Music School, asked me to write a set of songs using Harlem Renaissance poets set for piano, string bass, and voice. It took several years to accomplish because acquiring the rights to each poem was not straight forward."

Harlem Songs was recorded by baritone Keith Borden, pianist Johannes Wallmann and bassist Darren Campbell for the Albany Records release Beth Anderson Quilt Music (Troy 709).

If you'd like to have a score of Harlem Songs for consideration, contact Beth Anderson at beth@beand.com or Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

I. Song - Text by poet Gwendolyn Bennett
II. Southern Roads - Text by poet Sterling Brown
III. Tableau - Text by poet Countee Cullen
IV. While You Love Me

NYWC Collaborating with "The Flute Examiner"

The NYWC has been collaborating with "The Flute Examiner" to spotlight NYWC members' works for flute. The project features the composers' introductions and PDF perusal copies of works for readers to view on "The Flute Examiner" blog for performance or pedagogy consideration.

We hope this project will spark interest and interaction between readers of "The Flute Examiner" and our members, and expand awareness of music by women composer.

Visit "The Flute Examiner
http://thefluteexaminer.com/category/nywc/

Update on 2020 New York Women Composers Seed Money Grants

Dear composers, performers, and friends of New York Women Composers,

We hope that you, your families, associates, friends, and neighbors are all in good health and coping with the unprecedented pandemic and the lockdown that has dealt a severe blow to our communities and to concert life.

We want to share the good news that we will be continuing our Seed Money grant program at least at its current level of funding. However, we realize that very few of you would be able to put together concrete proposals when there is such uncertainty as to when venues will reopen and under what conditions, so we don't want to put anyone in an uncomfortable position of trying to forecast the near future. Therefore, instead of an early summer application deadline as in previous years, we are postponing the receipt date for proposals until September 30. There will be also an extension of the completion date for the grants. In the meantime, we will review our guidelines in light of social circumstances and will share those with you in July.

We will be keeping a list of all who have already contacted NYWC about applying for a grant, and encourage you or people you know to consider applying if you have proposals for a project in one of these two formats:

1) Focused concert: Presentation of a concert featuring the works of three or more composer-members of New York Women Composers for at least half of the project’s time-length. At least one of the NYWC members chosen must be new to the performers.

2) Disseminated performances: Performers or ensembles may instead choose to perform works by a minimum of five different NYWC members during their performance season, on two or more concerts. At least two of the NYWC members must be new to the performers.

For more information, and to be added to the list for receiving the updated guidelines, contact: newyorkwomencomposers@gmail.com

New York Women Composers 2020 Gala & Silent Auction

Come celebrate International Women's Day with the New York Women Composers, Inc.!

This inaugural Gala supports New York Women Composers, Inc. and its unique Seed Money Grant Program. Enjoy wine and snacks while listening to music written by NYWC composers and performed by past Seed Money Grant recipients.

Performers for the evening include:

** 2Flutes: Laura Falzon & Pamela Sklar **

** ensemble mise-en percussionist Josh Perry **

** eGALitarian Brass Ensemble members Kate Amerine, Alia Kuhnert,& Liz Schmidt **

(Artists' appearances schedule permitting)

Silent Auction items include:

30-minute house concert by MIOLINA
A 5-class pass to AQUA Studios
Conducting lesson with Victoria Bond
Singing lesson with Sara Paar
A rare anthology of articles by some of NYWC's founding members Composition lesson with Faye-Ellen Silverman AND MORE...

This event is hosted by the Board of Directors for NYWC, Inc.:

Sara Paar, Co-Chair
Kim Sherman, Co-Chair
Faye-Ellen Silverman, Secretary
Beth Anderson
Lynn Bechtold
Victoria Bond
Debra Kaye
Patricia Leonard
Barbara Petersen
Mioi Takeda

For tickets and for further information visit
https://nywc2020gala.brownpapertickets.com/?fbclid=IwAR3NROB6SH1eAonK1-YMbij5kc1-sBIytfWpFl7hCY5z6krO5asbR3uS3iM

Pamela Sklar - Words into Music Grant Project

Attached is a PDF of the article featuring Pamela Sklar's Words into Music Project. This project will be streamed online. This project involved a series of individual interviews with 40 people from the city of Mount Vernon, NY.
Joelle Wallach Recipient of Humanities NY Grant

Joelle Wallach has been awarded a grant from Humanities NY to compose a new work for flute, harp and strings for a Fall 2020 Premiere by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. The piece is titled Suffrage Signatures, celebrating the centennial of Women's Suffrage movement and its roots in New York State.

The composer writes about the piece:

"Suffrage Signatures will be a four movement chamber work that will bring the private lives and intimate relationships of iconic New York suffragettes to life through music. The inspiration for the work is the New York Public Library's extensive collection of the handwritten letters of these New York pioneers."

"Suffrage Signatures' first movement will depict the deepening friendships between Susan B. Anthony and her colleagues, their increasing intimacy beyond the public proceedings of Seneca Falls or the National American Woman Suffrage Association."

"The second movement will focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a granny, advising her grandson on his grammar and his pony."

"The women's fervent belief in the mysteries of phrenology will animate the eerie third movement."

"And the final movement will celebrate the support of 500 British and Irish suffrage leaders congratulating Susan B. Anthony on her 80th birthday. A tribute from across the Atlantic!"

2019 Seed Money Grant Recipients

RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2019 SEED MONEY GRANTS
We received several excellent applications for the Seed Money grants and regret that we cannot financially support many more of them. This year we will fund six projects, several of which combine music with other arts to attract new audiences and which approach the music in creative ways. The broad geographic scope will help to disseminate New York Women Composers members’ music and increase awareness about women’s music as more and more musicians around the world check out our website and database. The winners will each receive $750 for the coming season, four of which are Focused and two Disseminated grants.

The NYWC 2019 Seed Money Grant Program was supported in part by the Puffin Foundation West , Ltd.

Short profiles of the winning Seed Money grantees (in random order) are listed below.

SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS
1) Pianist Roberta Swedien will curate a program entitled Twelve Women One Piano, which combines storytelling, spoken word, poetry, and biographical descriptions in a historical journey of women composers. www.robertaswedien.com
2) Violinist Eva Ingolf, who is also an animator and composer, will perform a solo concert of mostly new music in Iceland that will include video elements. Instrumentation will be solo violin, and perhaps violin and voice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ingolf
3) Pianist Max Lifchitz will perform a recital webcast to take place at the National Opera Center in Manhattan, where he will choose works by three members of New York Women Composers as well as perform NYWC co-founder Elizabeth Bell’s Piano Sonata No. 2 www.northsouthmusic.org
4) Pianist/conductor/organizer Alexander Wu’s project Women Trailblazers, Then & Now, will receive a disseminated grant with two or three events, with instrumentation including solo piano, piano four-hand, vocal-instrumental and multi-instrumental chamber ensemble. https://www.chamber-music.org/member/alexanderawu
5) Symphonic Society of Limeira, Brazil, Rafael Torralvo, director, will receive a disseminated grant for music to be featured in the Encontro Internacional de Cordas, a festival of classical string music. Two concerts are planned: One for string ensemble in combinations up to string chamber orchestra; and the other for standard symphony orchestra. www.sinfonicadelimeira.com.br
6) The Kaplan Duo, a four-hand piano team comprised of sisters Nanette Solomon and Iris Kaplan Rosenthal, plan a focused concert entitled “Fascinating Rhythms: A Program of Works for Piano Four-Hands.” The program will include a variety of living composers who have combined complex thematic and rhythmic treatments with either dance rhythms or jazz or rag-inspired elements. www.kaplanduo.com

2019 New Seed Money Grant Guidelines

Program description: The New York Women Composers’ annual Seed Money Grant Program awards grants of $750 each for concert projects that include a substantial commitment to the performance of music by NYWC members. (Note: This is not a commissioning grant, and not meant to highlight the works of one composer.) Applicants may be solo performers, ensembles or presenting organizations. The receipt deadline for all applications is May 1, 2019.
Here are the current guidelines.
For concert grant applications, we offer two possible formats:
1) Focused concert: Presentation of a concert featuring the works of three or more composer-members of New York Women Composers for at least half of the project’s time-length. At least one of the NYWC composers chosen must be new to the performers.
2) Disseminated performances: Performers or ensembles may instead choose to perform works by a minimum of five different NYWC members during their performance season, on two or more concerts. At least two of the NYWC composers must be new to the performers.

Time period for performances: Concerts for this grant period must take place from September 2019 to December 2020.

Choice of music for the concert(s): The music to be presented must be chosen, at least in part, from a call for scores circulated on behalf of the grant recipients by NYWC. We require this in order to let performers explore new composers and new works. Although many composers do list works in the members' online catalog on the NYWC website, please be aware that this list is not complete, so a general score/recording call is required (either physical scores or PDFs) rather than catalog-only selection. The concert organizers choose the music they wish to play according to their tastes. We ask 1) that composers receive notification of rehearsal schedules with the option to attend a rehearsal; and 2) that if at all possible, printed programs be provided with information on the composers and the pieces, and if vocal music, song texts.

Preference for grant selection will also be made for concerts that are covered by performance licenses from ASCAP and BMI, so that composers may be remunerated. Some concert halls carry blanket licenses, but other venues do not. NYWC will be happy to provide information on how to secure single-performance licenses for your concert if your concert is not free admission.

Applicant eligibility: Applicants do not need to be members of the New York Women Composers or to be female, and the concerts are not required to take place in New York State.

Finances and project completion: Seed Money Grant awards are $750, sent after proof is provided that the concert has taken place. All concert programs and all publicity must acknowledge support for the event from New York Women Composers, Inc. Any financial proceeds from the concert go directly to the organizers, not to New York Women Composers. The selected composers do not have to pay any money to the organizers for the performance of their works. New York Women Composers is not responsible for any additional monies needed to complete the projects. A concert program should be shared with NYWC after the concert has taken place, as well as any pertinent photos, videos, or musical recordings from the concert. The successful applicants will also fill out a short "Concert Performance Details" form that also includes a brief testimonial about the grant experience, after which the payment will be provided.

Application deadline and procedures: 2019 Receipt Deadline for grant applications is May 1. The applicant should submit a letter briefly outlining the proposed project, along with professional biographical and promotional materials, and a sample sound recording. We require electronic submissions so that all of the jury has immediate access. Applications will be judged by the following criteria:
1) Project visibility
2) Financial need
3) Instrumentation (Please note that the grant committee tries to balance the variety of instrumentation receiving awards each year.)
4) Quality of the performers, as evidenced by the sample sound recording (as an mp3 or a streaming link).
5) Concert length
6) Performing Rights Organizations licensing coverage for paid-admission concerts
7) Community outreach potential
8) New applicants will receive preference over those who have previously received New York Women Composers funding. No group or individual performer will be funded in two consecutive years.
Please note: We encourage previous applicants who have not received a grant to re-apply, as the needs of the organization, the number of grants possible to award, the instrumentation mix, and the members of the jury change from year to year.

E-mail materials or share Dropbox link by May 1 to: marilyn@marilynbliss.com
For more information, contact: newyorkwomencomposers@gmail.com

Explore the variety of music by New York Women Composers!

Begin the New Year with an array of CD Releases
from piano to percussion, orchestral to choral
chamber to songs, jazz to electronic.
Show your support for the music by New York Women Composers!
PURCHASE – CDs and Downloads
TUNE IN – Stream the music
CONTRIBUTE – to an Individual Composer or an Artist’s Fundraising Campaign
CONTRIBUTE – to a Music Organization (NYWC is one of many terrific organizations)
RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2018 SEED MONEY GRANTS

This year we received many excellent applications for the Seed Money grants from a wide geographical and musical range. As our organization revitalizes and gears up for a fund-raising initiative, this year we have decided to fund six projects of diverse instrumentation and aesthetics. The broad geographic scope will help to disseminate the music of and awareness about New York Women Composers and have a ripple effect as more and more musicians around the world check out our website and database. The winners will each receive $750 for the coming season, five of which are Focused grants, and one, a Disseminated grant.

Short profiles of the winning Seed Money grantees (in random order):

  1. The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (www.boldcity.org) is a Jacksonville, Florida based chamber group. They will perform a concert featuring three or more works by NYWC members, probably at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, with the possibility of repeat performances in other locations as well as at universities where some of the performers have residencies.

  2. The eGALitarian brass ensemble, a NYC-based ensemble of women brass musicians that focuses on the music of women composers, will give a concert in New York City including at least three NYWC members.

  3. Anna Tonna and Isabel Pérez Dobarro will give two concerts on the theme "Music for a Sustainable Planet" in association with the United Nations, and with the Mujeres en la Música organization of Spain. The concerts will take place in Madrid and in New York City.

  4. Kinga Augustyn, violinist plans to give a concert in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2019, most probably for solo violin, although one of the three pieces she selects could include a soprano.

  5. Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras, pianist and artistic director of XOGA, will present several concerts in a disseminated format for two different instrumentations. The first concert will take place in Spain, December 2018 and the second in 2019.

  6. Julia Barry, composer and NYWC member, is putting together a multi-year project on the theme "Habitat: Home" and will be working with churches around New York City. She will put together a focused concert with music by NYWC members.

2017 SEED MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS

We received more applications than ever before this year for the Seed Money grants from a wide geographical range. The winners will each receive $750 each for the coming season, in a mixture of Focused and Disseminated grants.

1. Anna Cromwell, associate professor of violin and viola at Eastern Illinois University and a member of Duo XXI with cellist Mira Frisch, together with violist Lisa Nelson, will present two concerts which will take place this fall, one at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and the other at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. A concert recording will be given to Albany Records to be considered for a CD.

2. Calliope Brass Quintet, an all-female brass quintet based in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northern Manhattan, will be present a concert of music in February or March 2018 at Fort Washington Collegiate Church. The group works extensively through the NYC school system, so there would be a possibility music could be used in educational settings as well.

3. Pianist Margaret Lucia will perform several concerts of women's music of which half will be NYWC composers and the other half music by composers from Madrid, Spain. Concerts will take place in Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, with subsequent concerts taking place in venues in Madrid, Spain, followed by more concerts in the fall of 2018 in Central Pennsylvania, including Gettysburg.

4. The InterXchange Ensemble, directed by Melanie Mitrano and Gerson Galante, a group based in São Paolo, Brazil, plays music in a wide variety of styles from classical to jazz, third-stream, and cross-genres. The concert will take place at the auditorium of the Centro Livre de Aprendizagem Musical (CLAM), one of the most highly esteemed music schools in Brazil. The current group is mostly wind, with piano, bass, drums, and female voice.

5. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick will perform music for violin, and viola, including electronics and/or video elements. Ms. Pollick is currently dividing her time between Seattle, Washington, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and she additionally will be doing concerts at Stanford University and Brooklyn, New York.

6. Rafael Torralvo, Artistic Director of the Festival "Encontro Internacional de Cordas," will program five three concerts at this year's festival, which takes place in Limeira, Brazil, next spring. The festival will include: 1) a chamber concert; 2) string orchestra concert; and 3) a large symphonic work to be played by the Limeira Symphony Orchestra.

7. Clarinetist George Georgiou will be presenting a concert of music by NYWC composers and women composers from Cyprus in Limassol, Cyprus, December, 2017 at the Cyprus Wine Museum, which regularly hosts concerts.

8. Violinist Dmytro Lynnyk will perform three works by NYWC composers Elisenda Fábregas, Marilyn Bliss, and Ruth Schonthal at the International New Music Festival "2 Days and 2 Nights of New Music" in Odessa, Ukraine, next April. He will then record these three works, along with a work by Victoria Bond.

9. Elisabeth Blair of Compass New Music and Kristen Mather de Andrade of Vent Nouveau will present a concert of music during Women's History Month in New York City. Blair, besides being a composer herself and director of Compass New Music, also hosts the podcast called Listening to Ladies www.elisabethblair.net. Andrade is a clarinetist, and her organization Vent Nouveau brings together wind, brass, and percussion players to present underperformed repertoire.

10. Flannery Cunningham and the Unheard-of//Ensemble will present two concerts, one at the National Opera Center, New York and one in Philadelphia, of NYWC composers Eleanor Aversa, Marilyn Bliss, and Flannery Cunningham, all three of whom attended the University of Pennsylvania as composition students.

2016 NYWC Seed Money Grant Recipients Announced

The Seed Money Grant program is an important stimulus for performances of music by women composers, as well as the introduction of NYWC members' music to performers. The program has resulted in over 40 concert programs of contemporary music which have included a wide selection of works by NYWC members between a diverse representation of soloists, ensembles and presenters.

The 2016 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS are:

1) Anna Lorraine Tonna and Isabel Perez Dobarro of Spain have received a grant to perform two concerts with the same program in Madrid, Spain, and New York, in honor of the 500th year anniversaries of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. The concert will feature works for mezzo-soprano and piano that set texts by Cervantes or Shakespeare, or are inspired by their works. The concert will be a joint venture with Mujeres en la Musica and the American Space at the American Culture Center in Madrid (which is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy). The Madrid concert is scheduled to take place in mid-May. Anna Tonna.

2) Ana Cervantes, pianist from Mexico, has received a grant to perform a recital in New York in the fall of 2017 and will also perform the concert in Guanajuato, Mexico, and possibly Mexico City. Ana Cervantes is a Yamaha Concert Artist. Ana Cervantes.

3) The Iktus Duo of flute and percussion has received a grant to do a concert as part of the Multicultural Sonic Evolution Festival at the Secret Theater in Long Island City, Queens, New York, November 2016. The concert will consist of pieces by New York Women Composers. Iktus Duo.

4) Trio Casals has received a grant for a concert in Syracuse, New York, hosted by the Syracuse Society for New Music. Trio Casals was formed in 1996 and has performed music by many women composers. Its members are Sylvia Ahramjian, violin, Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Anna Kislitsyna, piano. The Syracuse Society for New Music is in its 45th consecutive season, its advisor is Neva Pilgrim. Syracuse Society for New Music.

5) The Heartland Marimba Festival, based in Waterloo, Iowa, has received a Disseminated Performances category grant to perform works featuring marimba by NYWC composers throughout the grant cycle. Heartland Marimba Festival .

6) Paracademia Center has received a grant for a “Ladies First 2016: We’re All Immigrants” concert to take place at the Opera Center America Scorca Hall, New York City. Ladies First.

7) Miolina violin duo has received a grant to perform two concerts with the same program in Tokyo, Japan, and Scorca Hall in New York City. The Tokyo concert will be held in March 2017 to honor International Women’s Day. Miolina.

8) Composer Elizaveta Sanicheva has received a grant to curate a concert in Moscow, Russia, to include music by Russian-American NYWC composer-members. Ms. Sanicheva is currently pursuing her Ph.D. studies in Moscow. Elizaveta Sanicheva.

Exciting Spectrum of 2015 CD Releases

2015 CD Releases featuring music by members of the New York Women Composers, from art songs to grand orchestral, from Native American flute to solo tuba.

Marilyn Bliss: Mystic Voices Soaring: Chamber Music for the Native American Flute, Albany Records
Svjetlana Bukvich: The NYFA Collection, Volume 2, Innova Recordings
Chen Yi: Suite for Cello and Chamber Winds, Naxos Classical
Chen Yi: Symphony, "Humen 1839", Naxos Classical
Eleanor Cory: Naxos American Classics, Amazon
Mary Ann Joyce-Walter: Immortal Diamond, Ravello Records
Mary Ann Joyce-Walter & Marga Richter: Vangards Volume 2, Ravello Records
Marga Richter: Dew-drops on a Lotus Leaf, ArkivMusic
Faye-Ellen Silverman: ZigZags, Amazon
Mira J. Spektor: Villa Diodati: A Chamber Opera, Albany Records DVD
Frances White & Kristin Norderval: She Lost Her Voice, That’s How We Knew, Ravello Records
Rain Worthington: Elements Rising, Navona Records
Judith Lang Zaimont: “Pure, Cool (Water)” - Symphony No. 4, Sorel Classics

RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2015 SEED-MONEY GRANTS

This year, we had nine deserving proposals of very wide instrumentational and genre diversity. They will each receive $750 each for the coming season, in a mixture of Focused and Recording grants. Most have full or partial score calls, with the remainder having already selected their participants.

Score calls will be circulated as they become finalized.

2015 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS 1) A Focused Grant for The Boston New Music Initiative to present a minimum of three different NYWC members on a concert during either its seventh or eighth season.
www.bostonnewmusic.org.

2) A Focused Grant for ENSEMBLE MISE-EN to give a concert at its home base in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
www.mise-en.org

. 3) A Focused Concert by Carol Sudhalter, founder and director of the Astoria Big Band, of jazz or pop-adaptable pieces with improvisational elements for a combination including a vocalist, a rhythm section of piano, upright bass, and drums, and flute, tenor saxophone, or baritone saxophone (one person plays the wind instruments).
http://sudhalter.com/

4) A Focused Concert for Kindred Spirits, entitled “That ‘Certain Age’” – an evening of short operas celebrating aging with grace, courage and humor.
http://www.annephillips.com/KindredSpirits501c3.html.

5) A Focused Concert by Duo Montagnard, a saxophone and guitar duo.
www.duomontagnard.com/home.html
6) A Focused Concert by soprano Alla Borzova to present a concert of mixed solo and duo music in New York City.
https://soundcloud.com/borzova-tonnaduo

7) A Focused Concert for The Curiosity Cabinet, with the theme “The Sphere of Influence,” to take place at South Oxford Space in downtown Brooklyn.
www.the-curiosity-cabinet.com/#!ensemble-bio/cjg9

8) A Recording Grant to Parthenia Consort for “New Tales: 21st Century Music for Viol Consort,” to be released on the MSR Classics label.
http://parthenia.org

9) A Recording Grant for Ensemble “2 Flutes” (Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar) to fund the recording and release of a digital recording featuring works by several NYWC composers.
www.2flutes.net.

New CD Release - North/South Consonance

Gotham Siren
Four song cycles by Stefania de Kenessey's inspired by the 9/11 tragedy
now available on the adventurous North/South Recordings label.

The New York Times described Stefania de Kenessey's style as “ ...having touches of theater music and early rock drifting through it. Accessible melody prevails...lovely moments of tonality and old-fashioned lyricism.”

And Fanfare Magazine proclaimed "....... De Kenessey’s music is extremely accessible, appealing, and deserving of a wider audience…. Her melodic style is rich. the themes sing in the manner one associates with great songs, and everything, fast or slow, has an amazing rhythmic life that propels the music forward…”

Superbly recorded performances featuring soprano Adina Aaron; mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala; and baritone Christópheren Nomura all accompanied by The San Francisco Opera’s John Churchwell.

The album booklet includes complete copies of texts by Tom Disch, Dana Gioia and Frederick Turner that served as inspiration for Ms. de Kenessey.

A moving tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attack on America, by a truly unique American composer

http://www.amazon.com/Stefania-Kenessey-Gotham-John-Churchwell/dp/B00QFNA6HS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stefania-kenessey-gotham-siren/id947609283

https://play.spotify.com/artist/22yNygTqalQBTXPdRwMNeW?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


New CD Release - Mary Ann Joyce-Walter

Few events happen that shock all living generations, causing them to never forget their memories. For many, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. is such an event. In 1970, composer Mary Ann Joyce-Walter wrote a piece in honor of King, Immortal Diamond, the title track on her release single on Ravello Records.

The form of this orchestral and choral work is modeled after Bach's Passion of St. Matthew. While the work has excerpts from the Bible illustrating moments of Jesus' life and death, these are not separated by chorales as in Bach's Passion. Rather, these images are intertwined with "stream-of-consciousness" excerpts from 19th- and 20th-century texts, including Alice in Wonderland and selections from the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, John L'Heureaux, Robert Frost, and others. The piece is a realization of the composer's personal belief that the individual has a unifying spiritual connection to the suffering of Jesus Christ

For more information and to learn where to purchase this CD visit http://ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr7900/?utm_source=MASTER+List&utm_campaign=b8dcd0051f-Jan_2015_Newsletter1_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_92bc7950aa-b8dcd0051f-270027417

New York Women Composers Announces 2014 Seed Money Grant Recipients

The New York Women Composers’ annual Seed Money Grant Program awards grants of $750 each for Concerts or CD Recording projects that include a substantial commitment to the performance of music by NYWC members.

2014 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS

1) A Disseminated Grant for Ensemble “2 Flutes” (Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar) with an instrumentation of flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, Native American flute, and piano on some occasions. They will program music by five NYWC members in New York City and Westchester County concerts. Websites for the two artists are: Laura Falzon: http://www.laurafalzon.com and Pamela Sklar: http://www.pamelasklar.com

2) A Focused Grant for Feminine Musique: a vocal duo comprised of Tammy Hensrud, Mezzo Soprano, and Korliss Uecker, Soprano, and piano accompaniment, with the sometime addition of an additional instrument. Their website is www.femininemusique.com. They have recital dates scheduled throughout the country.

3) A Disseminated Grant for Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut) www.womencomposersfestivalhartford.com. The Festival, which has been running now for several years, will take place March 4–8, 2015, and will program five works by NYWC members on its schedule. The available instrumentation will be solo piano, string quartet, or composer-provided performer(s).

4) A Focused Grant for Marie Incontrera and the Eco-Music Big Band (Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ecomusicbigband/info), for a special concert entitled MATRIARCH. The instrumentation of the Eco-Music Big Band is unique; featuring four saxophones (ATTB), four trumpets, two trombones (tenor and bass), violin, cello, piano, electric bass, and drums. Adding violin and cello to the traditional big band instrumentation provides a singular and unique sound, with opportunities for fusion between the expected big band sound and a more classical/Western flair.

5) A Focused Grant to Icelandic violinist Eva Ingolf, who will be performing the music of Joyce Hope Suskind, Rain Worthington, and Beth Anderson in a concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a Wikipedia entry here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Ingolf and can be heard here in excerpts of several pieces https://soundcloud.com.

6) A Focused Grant to the violin duo Miolina (Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold), who will give a concert in New York City. Repertoire for this concert was selected from the NYWC online catalog, with music by Debra Kaye, Beata Moon, Chen Yi, Rain Worthington, and Max Lifchitz. For more information, their website is www.miolinanyc.wix.com/miolina

New Book featuring NYWC Members

The July 2013 release of the book In Her Own Words - Conversations with Composers in the United States (University of Illinois Press) is now available in eBook format and will be soon available in paperback.

The book features NYWC members Beth Anderson, Svjetlana Bukvich, Hilary Tann and Chen Yi

http://press.illinois.edu/books/catalog/36bym7bk9780252037597.html

Life and Music of Marga Richter

Now available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Marga-Richter-Composers-Sharon-Mirchandani/dp/0252078918

This is the first full-length introduction to the life and works of significant American composer Marga Richter (born 1926), who has written more than one hundred works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance, opera, voice, chorus, piano, organ, and harpsichord. Still actively composing in her eighties, Richter is particularly known for her large-scale works performed by ensembles such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and for other pieces performed by prominent artists including pianist Menahem Pressler, conductor Izler Solomon, and violinist Daniel Heifetz.

Interspersing consideration of Richter's musical works with discussion of her life, her musical style, and the origins and performances of her works, Sharon Mirchandani documents a successful composer's professional and private life throughout the twentieth century. Covering Richter's formative years, her influences, and the phases of her career from the 1950s to the present, Mirchandani closely examines Richter's many interesting, attractive musical works that draw inspiration from distinctly American, Irish/English, and Asian sources. Drawing extensively on interviews with the composer, Mirchandani also provides detailed descriptions of Richter's scores and uses reviews and other secondary sources to provide contexts for her work, including their relationship to modern dance, to other musical styles, and to 1970s feminism

Review of Judith Lang Zaimont's Navona CD, Eternal Evolution

Read a marvelous new Audiophile Audition review of Judith Lang Zaimont's Eternal Evolution CD at http://www.amazon.com/Marga-Richter-Composers-Sharon-Mirchandani/dp/0252078918
Victoria Bond Awarded the 2013 Miriam Gideon Prize

The International Alliance for Women in Music has awarded Victoria Bond the 2013 Miriam Gideon Prize for her composition “Two Loves” for soprano, piano and string trio. This aria comes from her opera “Clara” which she is composing with librettist Barbara Zinn Krieger.
New CD Release

Announcing the release of mezzo-soprano, Katherine Eberle's newest compact disc recording titled:

In this Moment: Women and their Songs

Published by Albany Records, Troy 1432.

If you are interested in art songs by women composers this includes works of composers: Juliana Hall, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen and Judith Cloud.

See www.albanyrecords.com and click on new releases for more details.

Or below here is a link: http://www.albanyrecords.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AR&Product_Code=TROY1432&Category_Code=a-NR

RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2013 SEED-MONEY GRANTS

The New York Women Composers has awarded nine 2013 Seed Money Grants for the coming season. One is a recording grant and the others are a mixture of focused and disseminated concerts.

2013 SEED-MONEY GRANT RECIPIENTS

1. Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut). This year's festival will take place March 6-9, 2014

. 2. The Orchestra da Camera of San Anselmo, California. The orchestra is an award-winning string ensemble of pre-professional members of the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School, directed by Ann Krinitsky

3. Baritone singer Chai-Lun Yueh, a member of the college voice faculty at Trinity College and Wesleyan University

4. The Nouveau Classical Project, an all-female cutting-edge music ensemble that reimagines classical and new music through interdisciplinary projects and connects emerging composers with diverse audiences

5. The Borzova-Fousteris Vocal Duo, Alla Borzova (NYWC member composer and singer) and Helen Fousteris, are a soprano-mezzo soprano duo (accompanied by pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya)

6. Ensemble Mise-En, an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha, will produce a festival June 6–8, 2014.

7. Nailah Nombeko (NYWC member composer) will curate two concerts for Vox Novus

8. Aviva Players, co-directors Mira Spektor and Dorothy Indenbaum, will present an evening of short mini-operas of 5 - 20 minutes for 2 to 4 singers and piano

9. Max Lifchitz, pianist, will record a CD that will include works of NYWC members Elizabeth Bell, Katherine Hoover, Nailah Nombeko, and Margarita Zelenaia, for North/South Recordings label.

New CD Release - Beth Anderson

The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird
MSR Classics has issued The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird - Flute Music of Beth Anderson (MS1434).

Featured are World Premiere recordings of The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird, Dr. Blood's Mermaid Lullaby, September Swale and Kummi Dance for flute and piano, Skate Suite and The Eighth Ancestor for baroque flute, alto recorder, baroque cello and harpsichord, Lullaby of the Eighth Ancestor for C flute and piano, Preparation For The Dominant: Outrunning The Inevitable for ocarina,Shakuhachi Run for shakuhachi, Flute Swale for alto flute and Comment for solo flute.

Performers are Beth Anderson, piano, the wonderful Andrew Bolotowsky (Beth's favorite Bluebird) on flutes, Gregory Bynum, recorder, David Bakamjian, cello and Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord.

Much more about the new CD at http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1434

Julia Muench Receives Audience Award

Julia Muench received the Audience Award for her piece "Nautilus Dances" at the SoBe Arts subtropics festival Miami, in a concert of world premieres on Friday, March 15, 2013. Nautilus Dances is arranged for clarinet, piano, viola , and cello. The performance was held at SoBE Arts/ the Carl Fisher Clubhouse, in South Beach, Florida. The performers were:
Paul Green, clarinet, Milana Strezeva, piano Carl St. Jacques, viola, Kaneron Cole, cello.
Winner of Contempo Festival's "International Composers' Competition" Mary Ann Joyce-Walter

Mary Ann Joyce-Walter was a recipient of an award from the Boston Contempo Festival's "International Composers' Competition, 2013." The reward was given for her setting of Pablo Neruda's The Heights of Machu Picchu, Canto XII, an art song for tenor, piano and cajon peruano. The song will receive performances as part of Boston Metro Opera's regular season.
Judith Lang Zaimont Awarded Major Symphony Commissioning Grant by The Sorel Organization

Composer Judith Lang Zaimont has been awarded a major commissioning grant by The Elizabeth & Michel Sorel Charitable Organization, Inc. in support of her Pure, Cool (Water) - Symphony No. 4 project.

Judy Cope, Executive Director of the organization, said, “After listening to, "Art Fire Soul" (a CD) featuring solo pianist Elizabeth Moak, it became perfectly clear to the board of director's of The Sorel Organization that not only did this composer deserve our attention but our priority list would reorganize itself in an effort to promote her work. Judith Lang Zaimont has built a note-worthy career in America but her greatest triumphs having been experienced in Europe. If her new commission of Pure, Cool (Water) is a step beyond her latest piano works, we all have something very special in store for us. It is a privilege to be a part of this great woman's journey.”

The Sorel Organization creates opportunities for women in composition, conducting, piano, voice and film scoring. Their mission is to keep musical excellence alive and to help expand the boundaries for women in music. Visit them at http://sorelmusic.org/.


Joelle Wallach is a Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music Composer of the Month

Composer Joelle Wallach is one of the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music’s February Composers of the Month. She joins others such as Edgard Varese, Giya Kancheli, Stephen Albert and Henri Lazarof in this distinction.

The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music is a wide ranging web nexus for contemporary concert music. Their mission is to promote contemporary composers and their music through information, understanding and performances. The site includes composer profiles, video and audio features, CD reviews and much more. Visit them at http://www.pytheasmusic.org/.

News from Hildegard Publishing Company

New Piano Work Now Available
Composer, Binnette Lipper
Hildegard is proud to present New York composer, Binnette Lipper's Bagatelles for Piano. Written in 1999, the pieces represent a broad range of moods and subjects, and all are light in spirit. Their titles call to mind universal experiences and are meant to provoke the imagination.

Find out more about Bagatelles for Piano at http://www.hildegard.com/catalog.php?keyword=490-01169

Critical Acclaim and Grammy Potential for CDs of Solo Piano Music by Judith Lang Zaimont

Recent CDs of solo piano music by Judith Lang Zaimont, Art Fire Soul, a 2-CD set performed by Elizabeth Moak on MSR Classics (MS 1366) and Christopher Atzinger's Naxos recording of Zaimont’s Sonata, A Calendar Set and Nocturne (Catalogue No. 8.559665) are receiving great reviews, considerable international airplay and consideration towards a 2013 Grammy nomination. The MSR indispensable set of performances by Elizabeth Moak is included in several Classical categories for consideration towards a 2013 Grammy nomination and award.
New York Times review of the NYVS Concert with commission premiere by Chen Yi

Read a fabulous New York Times review of the New York Virtuoso Singers' October 21 concert at Merkin Hall - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/arts/music/new-york-virtuoso-singers-at-merkin-concert-hall.html?ref=arts&_r=0, which featured 12 commissioned works from 12 composers">http://www.facebook.com/l/cAQGAs4EZ/www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/arts/music/new-york-virtuoso-singers-at-merkin-concert-hall.html?ref=arts&_r=0, which featured 12 commissioned works from 12 composers.
New CD Release - Joelle Wallach's String Quartet No. 2

String Quartet No. 2 has been recorded by the University of North Texas Conductors String Quartet for the 4Tay label as part of Dr. Wallach's new The Door Standing Opencollection of songs and chamber works (CD 4034).

The CD is available at CD Baby - href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach">http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach

and Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/Standing-Texas-Conductors-String-Quartet/dp/B008RN5RZ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1346774036&sr=1-1&keywords=The+door+standing+open. String Quartet No. 2 is also available on the Capstone label (along with Wallach's other string quartets and her remarkable cello concerto), performed by the Meridian String Quartet - http://www.amazon.com/Wallach-Shadow-Sighs-Songs-Longing/dp/B00005RGGZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346782359&sr=8-1&keywords=Shadow+Sighs+and+Songs+of+Longing.

New CD Release featuring Music by Rain Worthington

Rain Worthington's orchestra piece, Of Time Remembered is is part of a new compilation Enhanced CD entitled PARADIGMS (with scores included on the disk). This recording is available at Naxos Direct http://www.naxosdirect.com/GOOCH-WORTHINGTON-QUILLING---PARADIGMS-NEW-SOUNDS-FOR-THE/title/NV5880/ and Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Paradigms-New-Sounds-Modern-Orchestra/dp/B008DWFZSY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1345650480&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=PARADIGMS+NV5880

PARADIGMS explores the notion that music of varied influences, backgrounds, and techniques can be presented as a criterion of modern classical as a whole. With orchestral works that dive into the dramatic and expressive, ponder the impressionistic, and compare the peaceful with the chaotic, this album posits that music of all studies, influences, and methods of creation are pieces of a larger puzzle that shape the American contemporary soundscape.

New CD Release - Music by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter

New CD of Music by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter - Cantata for the Children of Terezin is now available on Amazon.com

Featuring two works for orchestra. The text of Cantata for the Children of Terezin, uses poems written by children incarcerated at the Terezin concentration camp during the WW II. By shining a light on the thoughts of children in the camps, the composer hopes to bring about global awareness of these atrocities committed in the hope that these acts will never happen again. Likewise, Aceldama highlights horrors of the 21st century, serving as a meditation on human suffering occurring on such a large scale where its enormity is incomprehensible.

Judith Lang Zaimont Concerto Receives Major Award from The American Prize in Orchestral Composition

Judith Lang Zaimont’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra Solar Traveller has received one of three major awards from The American Prize in Composition 2012, orchestral division. This was the only work for symphonic wind ensemble so honored – the other two works are for traditional orchestra.

See the three-part video of the piece online at https://vimeo.com/7476114, https://vimeo.com/7490693 and https://vimeo.com/7490693.

The Concerto was commissioned by a consortium of wind ensembles and their conductors from several of Americas finest universities, including The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, Eastman School of Music, Indiana State University, Louisiana State University, Shepherd University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern Mississippi.

More about the The American Prize in Composition 2012 and the competition at http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2012/05/winners-in-orchestral-composition-2012.html.

Music by Awilda Villarini chosen for Flute Project

Awilda Villarini's Variaciones sobre el canto del coqui, was chosen in the call for scores for the commissioning project The Flutist's Field Guide to Birds, Insects and Flowers of the World.
Pamela Sklar's upcoming CD of her original music

Pamela Sklar's upcoming CD of her original music, A Native American-Jazz Tribute, is due for release in mid-late March. Straddling world music and jazz, it is classical and improvised chamber music for mixed instruments, featuring flutes played by the composer (flute, alto flute & bass flute).

Inspired by Native American and jazz musical styles, this CD co-features eleven other classical & jazz musicians.

Minnesota Public Radio Interview with Judith Lang Zaimont Now Online

A new Minnesota Public Radio interview with Judith Lang Zaimont is online. The talk with Steve Staruch can be heard at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/08/interview-with-judith-lang-zaimont/.

This is in connection with the regional Premiere of her “Solar Traveller" Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra, presented by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Craig Kirchhoff, on February 9, at 7:30 pm in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th Street South in Minneapolis. The pianist will be Timothy Lovelace, associate professor of collaborative piano at the University.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://events.umn.edu/U-of-M-Wind-Ensemble-Performs-Regional-Premiere-of-Judith-Lang-Zaimonts-Sol.htm.

New website about Victoria Bond’s opera “Mrs. President”

Visit the new website detailing information about Victoria Bond’s opera “Mrs. President” http://www.mrspresidenttheopera.com/

Based on a real person, Victoria Woodhull’s life story reads like grand opera. Her run for president in 1872 – decades before women had the right to vote – was just the tip of the iceberg. She was a clairvoyant, publisher, stockbroker and proponent of free love. Her flamboyant ways made her a threat to conservative 19th century New Yorkers.

Despite her courage and persistence, Woodhull was viciously attacked by the conservative society in which she lived, a movement which was spear-headed by the powerful and influential preacher Henry Ward Beecher. Woodhull spent Election Day in prison, jailed for revealing Beecher’s secret life, a sex scandal that ignited the public and the press.

Composer Victoria Bond and librettist Hilary Bell were drawn to Woodhull’s compelling character because her goal of women’s equality remains a hot-button issue throughout the world today. In a review of the 2008 workshop performance of Mrs. President at Guild Hall in East Hampton, Fred Volkmer of The East Hampton Star writes,

“Not only is the opera significant for what it says about the nature of men and women and their equality, something that we continue to strive for. But it is revelatory of what new music—music that adheres to tonality and celebrates the lyric capabilities of the human voice—can be. “


Eternal Evolution, a new CD of chamber music by Judith Lang Zaimont

Eternal Evolution, a new CD of chamber music by Judith Lang Zaimont has been released on the Navona Records label (NV5846).

Featured works are her String Quartet - The Figure”, Zones – Piano Trio No. 2, Astral…a mirror life on the astral plane...for solo viola and Serenade for piano trio.

Performers are the Harlem Quartet (Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violins, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola and Paul Wiancko, cello) and pianist Awadagin Pratt. More about the CD at http://navonarecords.com/

Hilary Tann, Composer-in-Residence for the 2011 Eastman Women in Music Festival, March 21-25

The Women in Music Festival is proud to welcome Hilary Tann as its guest Composer-in-Residence for 2011. A special "Tann-retrospective" evening concert of her works will be held on Monday, March 21 at 8 pm in the Downtown Presbyterian Church. This concert will feature the world premiere of "Exultet Terra" for antiphonal choirs and double-reed quintet, as well as chamber works, including the concerto “Shakkei” featuring saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin.

Growing up in South Wales, the composer developed a love of nature which has inspired all her music. "Exultet Terra," subtitled "Among Thy Trees," invites the audience to consider the beauty, peace, and joy of the pastoral world.

Hilary Tann, who is the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College in Schenectady, will be in Rochester for the four-day residency, which will include open rehearsals and coachings, school presentations, a Neilly series lecture, and a lecture-presentation at the Eastman School of Music.

Other concert programs featuring Tann’s music will be performed at the "Women in Music Festival Tour" preview concert March 24, and a Sinfonietta Cordancia concert on Friday, March 25, with oboist Kathleen Suher performing the “Shakkei” concerto.

The Seventh Annual Eastman Women in Music Festival concerts and events are free and open to the public. The week-long festival, March 21- March 25, is a celebration of the contributions of women to all aspects of music. Under the Artistic Direction of Sylvie Beaudette, the festival has grown to include film, daily noontime concerts with poetry readings, evening choral and orchestral concerts, and a festival tour. Previous years have featured Tania Leon, Nancy Van de Vate, Judith Lang Zaimont, and Emma Lou Diemer.

Full details of all Women in Music Festival events are online at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf.

Judith Lang Zaimont March Composer of the Month on KPAC - Texas Public Radio

Composer Judith Lang Zaimont is March Composer of the Month on KPAC - Texas Public Radio. This was announced in an article on their TPR Classical Blog - http://kpac883.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-03-08T09%3A39%3A00-06%3A00&max-results=12.

The article includes a profile of the composer, a link to a John Clare interview with her (at http://audio.tpr.org/cs-zaimont.mp3) and videos of the World Premiere of her piano concerto, Solar Traveller with the Peabody Wind Ensemble, Dr. Harlan D. Parker conducting and soloist Timothy Hoft, filmed by John Clare in October 2009 on location in Baltimore, Maryland.

Click, Flip, RUSH ~Reclaiming CLARITY in the Hyperlink Age, an eBook Co-Authored by Judith Lang Zaimont

American composer Judith L. Zaimont is co-author, with Rachel Heller, of Click, Flip, RUSH ~Reclaiming CLARITY in the Hyperlink Age, a just-published eBook now available on Amazon.com, iBooks, iGoogle, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Kobo and for other eReaders.

This compact handbook is a guide to smartly navigating life in today’s high-tech, high-speed era, and will assist anyone who feels at sea to recover poise and focus. It explores the forces reshaping the way we sift, analyze and retain information in our culture of high speed sound bites and media saturation. Peppered with quotations from noted authors, reporters and social commentators, it first decodes the issues and then offers crucial guides to readers for achieving control, and a fresh personal balance.

Authors Judith L. Zaimont and Rachel Heller are acknowledged experts in education, journalism and the arts. They span two generations, and have addressed audiences around the world.

ISBN: 1611560675 More information at http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Click-Flip-RUSH-Reclaiming-CLARITY-in-the-Hyperlink-Age/Judith-Zaimont/e/2940012623928/?itm=5&USRI=Management%2c+Rush or http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1611560675.

Marie Incontrera selected as a winner of the Existential Pilot 2010 International Call for Scores

Marie Incontrera was selected as one of the winners of the Existential Pilot 2010 International Call for Scores. Her composition "2 American Poems" will be performed on two separate concert occasions:

March 3, 2011: University of Louisville 8:00PM

University of Louisville Comstock Concert Hall
Louisville, KY

March 5, 2011: Deagan Music 8:00PM
1770 W. Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL

Article on composer Elizabeth R. Austin in the online journal, SCOPE

The new online journal, SCOPE, includes an article on Elizabeth R. Austin, entitled "Composer in waiting", written by Michael K. Slayton (released online Jan. 26, 2011).

Here is the link:

http://www.scope-mag.com/current-issue/ To get to the specific article, download the magazine (click on cover) and then scroll down to p. 22.

This magazine covers culture, politics, science, et al and I am honored to be a part of the first issue! The entire issue makes for fascinating reading.

Elizabeth Austin and Marga Richter included in a new book – WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: NINE AMERICAN COMP

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: NINE AMERICAN COMPOSERS, edited by Michael Slayton

Just been released by Scarecrow Press. It may be ordered online from http://www.scarecrowpress.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=%5EDB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0810877422

The result of many years of work, the book contains nine chapters that focus on nine current composers with different styles, methods, and attitudes -- including different experiences of second-wave and third-wave feminism in music. The book's visionary editor is a composer and associate professor of music theory at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. Each chapter contains a biography and description of style, a personal interview, and (most significantly) an analysis of a significant work.

NYWC featured in WNYC *STAR* Initiative.

NYWC has been selected for participation in WNYC's Salute The ARts Initiative (*STAR* Initiative).

Each year, this program profiles 36 small cultural non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitan area over a 12-month period, through on-air promotional announcements and a free presence on the WNYC website. NYWC will be highlighted as a featured organization on the website during a 28-day period between March 11th through April 8th. STAR.

During this period NYWC will be mentioned in 28 30-second on-air promotional broadcast announcements, scheduled randomly on both WNYC AM & FM frequencies. After this active promotion period NYWC will be added to the list of participants on the website.

 

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