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  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew, solo double bell trumpet

    Deadline: July 12, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew, solo double bell trumpet to be premiered on October 12, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 12, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -For solo double bell trumpet
    -Available mutes: Straight, Cup, Wawa with or without stem, Pixie, Melowah, Plunger, Practice
    -Range: C2-G6
    Extended technique is welcome. Pedal tones, subtones, and split tones encouraged.
    -A guide to the double bell trumpet, with recordings and notation examples is available online at http://www.analogarts.org/doublebell/
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Joe Drew– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Joe Drew on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50-word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the
    Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Joe Drew is a veteran of the new music & experimental concert scene, as well as New York’s downtown rock clubs. He has toured with musikFabrik, Cursive, and an eclectic roster of independent acts. He specializes in the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

    As a founding director of Analog Arts, Joe created a new music festival where he curated a program of Samuel Beckett’s short plays, arranged a Rameau ballet-opera, and conducted Ballet Mécanique. He projected the US & NY premieres of Stockhausen’s last electronic piece Cosmic Pulses. He is also the director of theIron Composer competition, which he created in 2007.

    Joe moved to New York City after receiving his masters degree from the Yale School of Music. He frequently performs as a keyboardist in bands or on his recitals. He has given 9, 12 & 24-hour solo performances of John Cage’s ASLSP, and is currently working on a 48-hour version. His latest performance project is called dung.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae – the Belle Époque

    Deadline: July 23, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae – the Belle Époque to be performed at the November 23, 2014 Composer's Voice concert in New York City. This call is open to all composers. These one-minute pieces will be performed by Mary Hubbell (soprano) and Alice Jones (flute) All works must be 60 seconds or less.

    Theme: The music composed for Aurae should be inspired by the Belle Époque and should reflect that period (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_%C3%89poque).

    The Belle Époque was a period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914. Occurring during the era of the Third French Republic (beginning 1870), it was a period characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The peace and prosperity in Paris allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, the Belle Époque overlapped with the late Victorian era and the Edwardian era. In Germany, the Belle Époque coincided with the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II and in Russia with the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 23, 2014
    -Works written for soprano and flute.
    -Works must be submitted as a PDF file with a picture of the composer.
    50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece.
    -Works must be one minute in length. No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Include the dedication to Aurae (Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones)
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer. All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line of the email should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Aurae-Composer Name-Composition Title
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Please do not send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number.
    The email must include the following attachments:
    -The composer's picture as a jpg file.
    -The score in pdf format (performance notes including staging instructions should be included with the score.)
    -Do Not send soundfiles
    No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    Multiple submission are not accepted. Send your best work!

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Mary Hubbell, described in the New York Times as “a soprano with a sweetly focused tone,” holds degrees from Boston College; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She is active in a wide range of music, from early music to contemporary repertoire. In the Netherlands, she was a frequent soloist with La Prunelle Ensemble, Praetorius Blokfluit Ensemble, and the Netherland Vocal Laboratory. She also participated in the Steve Reich Festival at the Royal Conservatory, the Young Composer’s Festival in Apeldoorn, the Chamber Opera Festival in Zwolle, and the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam. Orchestral engagements have included Louis Andriessen’s Tao with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Robert Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Beatus vir with the Chorale Society of the Hamptons, and Schubert’s Mass in G with Musica Viva of New York. As a recitalist, she has concertized in Boston, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, including Piccolo Spoleto’s Spotlight Series in Charleston. In New York, she has appeared as a soloist with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Transfiguration Early Instrument Ensemble, Alphabet Soup Productions, The Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and Dr. Faustus. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a faculty member of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Smith College. Further information can be found at maryhubbell.com.

    Raised in Austin, TX, flutist Alice Jones is known for giving performances that are “lively” (New York Times), “delicate and passionate with beautiful articulation and dynamics” (Eleanor Cory, composer). An avid symphonic, chamber, theater, and contemporary musician, with performances ranging from the Brandenburg Concerti to New York City’s Look and Listen Festival, Alice was praised by Mario Davidovsky as “the flute player who could really play.” She has been featured as both a soloist and as a chamber musician at the Composers Now! Festival at Symphony Space (2010 and 2011), the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (2010), and Chamber Music Campania in Italy (2013). She toured China and Hong Kong (2007 and 2008) as a performer and director of chamber music and outreach programs for the Yale-China Music Exchange.

    Alice is committed to premiering new chamber music repertoire and has received commissions from the Long Island Composers Alliance with percussionist Cesare Papetti and premiered works by Gregory Brown, Eric Nathan, and Inés Thiebaut with soprano Mary Hubbell.

    Demonstrating her equal passion towards performing, research, and teaching, Alice won the baroque concerto competition at SUNY Purchase, was an invited participant in the 2012 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, received the Brookshire award for musicological research and writing at SUNY Purchase, and received the Associated Music Teachers League Award at CUNY Queens.

    Alice graduated from Yale University and SUNY Purchase and is currently a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center. She maintains a private studio in New York and joined the faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in 2010.

  • Fifteen Minutes of "Infamy" - Robert Dick - extended flute

    Deadline: July 25, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces for the flutist Robert Dick utilizing extended flute technique from Robert Dick's book the "Other flute". http://www.robertdick.net/products/The_Other_Flute-4-3.html The 15 selected works will be presented on the Composer's Voice concert series January 25, 2015 in New York City. The one-minute pieces are to be written specifically for this project, which will be premiered by Robert Dick.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline July 25, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Works must contain extended flute techniques as seen in Robert Dick's "Other Flute"
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read: Fifteen Minutes of Infamy - Composer's Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Multiple pages are acceptable. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Robert Dick on the score -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email: your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code (zip code), country, your email, and phone number

    "Dick held the audience in rapt attention with his spellbinding virtuosity" - Washington Post

    "There are few musicians that are truly revolutionary. Robert Dick is one of them." - Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes

    "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...................." - Dizzy Gillespie

    With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free improvisation and new jazz, Robert Dick has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered, but redefined the flute. Known worldwide for creating revolutionary visions of the flute's musical role, listening to Robert Dick play solo has been likened to the experience of hearing a full orchestra. His performances typically include flute (with his invention, the Glissando HeadjointR)piccolo, alto flute, and bass flutes in C and F. On special occasions, he'll bring out the giant, stand-up contrabass flute. http://www.robertdick.net

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee

    Deadline: August 8, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Solo violin with a theme of Taiwanese Folk Music. This Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame for Tzu-En Lee is to be premiered on March 8, 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City. The theme “Taiwanese Folk Music” should serve as an inspiration for the composers. Ms. Lee is not looking for arrangements; she wishes to inspire the composers to write original music to exemplify her love for Taiwanese music.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline August 8, 2014
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Works must be for Solo violin only
    -All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. Please provide detailed instructions for extended techniques
    -The theme “Taiwanese Folk Music” should serve as an inspiration for the composers. Ms. Lee is not looking for arrangements.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee – Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and performance notes as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Tzu-En Lee on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information in the text of the submission email:
    your name, street address, city, state/province (if applicable), postal code(zip code), country, your email, and phone number.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421 More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Violinist Tzu-En Lee has began studying violin at the age of five. Since then, she has performed extensively in her native Taiwan and has won numerous competitions, including Taiwan National Violin Competition.

    Since coming to the United States, Tzu-En Lee studied violin performance at Mannes College of Music. She graduated with a diploma in the Spring of 2012 and is currently pursuing further studies in the graduate program at Mannes under the tutelage of violinist Yuri Vodovoz. In addition to her studies, Ms. Lee has enjoyed taking part in the musical life of NYC as a free-lance musician. Since 2009 she has performed with the Pocket Opera of NY. Tzu-En Lee has also sought out opportunities to perform the music of contemporary composers. She has participated in the Second and Third Annual Social Networking Concerts, produced by composer Douglas Townsend at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, where she has performed a world premiere of the work by Australian composer Houston Dunleavy. Ms. Lee performed in New York as a soloist, alongside violinists Muneyoshi Takahashi and Kinga Augustyn, with the Broadway Bach Ensemble, conducted by Arkady Leytush, in the New York premiere of Douglas Townsend's Concerto "in the old style" for Three Solo Violins and String Orchestra (1994)."

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra

    Deadline: September 26, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra to be premiered March 2015 in Austin Texas for the Composer’s Voice concert Series and a second performance in the October 2015 at the convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

    Instrumentation: Mandolin I, Mandolin II, Mandola (tuned, like viola, CGDA) Mandocello (tuned, like cello, CGDA), Classical Guitar, Double Bass. There will be two or more performers on each part, except guitar and bass.

    Score and parts required: Please include a conductor's score and individual parts. For Mandola, please format the part in octave treble clef (rather than alto clef).

    Theme: Our theme for this call is the wildflowers of Texas. From AngelTrumpets to Zephyrlilies, Texas offers diverse habitats to a kaleidoscopic assortment of flora. As our landscape reawakens, we will celebrate the promise of spring with vibrant new music.

    More information:
    inspiration about the wildflowers of Texas
    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?distribution=TX&habit=&duration=

    how to compose for mandolins and mandolin orchestra
    http://www.joelhobbs.com/mandolin-tips-for-players-and-composers/>

    Other considerations: All aesthetics, styles and techniques will be considered. If special techniques are required, please describe your expectations fully. As the AMO offers opportunities for players of all skill levels, successful pieces will be written from easy to moderate difficultly.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 26, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Austin Mandolin Orchestra– Composer’s First & Last Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Austin Mandolin Orchestra on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    The Austin Mandolin Orchestra is a community mandolin orchestra based in Austin Texas. Formed in 2004, the orchestra now includes over performing 20 members. Known for it's adventurous programming, in June 2013 the AMO performed Opus Twelve , a recital of eighteen new works composed by founder and director, Joel R Hobbs. Also in 2015, the Austin Mandolin Orchestra plans to host the Fall 2015 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America. about the Austin Mandolin Orchestra http://www.amandolinorchestra.com



  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble

    Deadline: September 30, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sichuan Percussion Ensemble to be premiered March 2015 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Concert Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, No. 6 Xinsheng Rd, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


    This call is for percussion ensemble with 3-5 percussionists
    The following percussion instruments are available.
    Only the percussion instruments on this list are available:
    1.Timpani
    2.Glockenspiel
    3.Xylophone
    4.Vibraphone
    5.Marimba
    6.Bass Marimba
    7.Tubular Bells
    8.Wind Chimes / Bambo
    9.Triangle
    10.Bass Drum
    11.Cymbals /suspend
    12.Cowbell
    13.Drum Set
    14.Tam Tam
    15.Gong
    16.Claves
    17.Slapstick
    18.VibraSlap
    19.Ratchet
    20.Guiro
    21.Maracas
    22.Castanets
    23.Wood Blocks
    24.Temple Blocks
    25. Log Drum
    26. Tambourine
    27. Bongo Drums
    28.Timbales
    29.Conga Drums
    30.Snare Drum
    31.Tom Tom

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline September 30, 2015
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted via email to: composersvoicesubmit@gmail.com
    -The subject line should read 15-Minutes-of-Fame: Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble– Composer’s Name - Title
    -The email must include the composer's picture as an attached jpg file.
    -The score must be submitted as an attached PDF file. Send score and parts together as one file. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
    -Include the dedication to Si Chuan Percussion Ensemble on the score
    -Include a 50-word biography and 50 word program note as text in the body of the email. Do NOT send these as attachments.
    -Include your contact information: street address, city, state, zip, and telephone number in the body of the email.

    The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame
    webpage and Newsletter: NM421
    More can be found at: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame

    Sichuan Percussion Ensemble (SCPE) was found by Haichuan Bai in 2010. Members are faculties and students. Promoting new music from composers from around the world, more than 50 concerts have been well received by Chinese audience. Winner of Golden/First Price award of 2013 Shanghai National Percussion Competition.

    Music Director
    Ke Yi - President of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
    Keiko Abe -
    Hongyang Bai- Director of Sichuan Percussion Association
    Haichuan Bai - Associate director of Sichuan Percussion Association

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD with Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola

    Deadline: November 14, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD with Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola to be premiered on February 14, 2015 for Studio Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Submission Deadline November 14, 2014
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -Works need to be written for solo viola.

    THEME
    CLASSIGARD: From classical to avant-garde music: switching abruptly from one style to another; surprisingly unstable music. Each piece can incorporate different styles or stay within one specific style, thereby leaving the performer to blend the music into the set of 15 in the CLASSIGARD style! Extended techniques are welcome.

    Here are some YouTube links to Cornelia Petroiu’s performances:
    http://youtu.be/pXvkhat81Zs
    http://youtu.be/02bMZ_gtHzY
    http://youtu.be/JA6WvCWhq4Y
    http://youtu.be/aIIybs6tWrI

    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: CLASSIGARD: Cornelia Petroiu, solo viola " to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Please include the dedication to Cornelia Petroiu on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame website and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More ccan be found be found at:
    www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com

    Cornelia Petroiu has been inspiring composers of various tendencies and countries, who wrote for her over 100 works. She is fully dedicated to exploring the sonorities of her viola, and one may hear the concretising of her musical research by listening to her 10 CDs. She graduated the Music Conservatory in Bucharest and deepened her musical studies at Interlochen-Michigan and Weimar-Germany. Later on, in Paris-CIFAP, she became familiar to Pro Tools software, as a sound editor.

    Always passioned by the chamber music, she was the founder of Brio, Pro Musica and FlautArchi quartets, in divers instrumental combinations. Classical music performer at the beginning, she became totally involved in the contemporary music. She is both founder and member of the Trio Alto (viola, saxophone and piano), with over 40 world premieres dedicated to it, up to now. She takes regularly part in international contemporary music festivals: Musica Electronica Nova (Wroclaw), as the soniste of the Meta-Duo, the Internationl Conference and the Spectral Music Festival (Istanbul), Meridian, SIMN, Acousmania (Bucharest), Capitales Sonores (Paris), 2 Days and 2 Nights of New Music (Odessa), etc. Cornelia Petroiu is extending the sphere of the musical expression by recording and post-producing herself most of her instrumental performances.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk_Arsenyan

    Deadline: October 10, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk Arsenyan for piano solo to be premiered on January 10th, 2015 at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California.

    Here are some YouTube links to Hayk Arsenyan's performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJ-frMGQX3dSTQC2VE1x6w

    Submission guidelines:

    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over a minute will be reviewed.
    -Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -When registering make sure to upload a profile picture.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk Arsenyan for piano solo" to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Please include the dedication to Hayk Arsenyan on the score. (Performance notes should be included in the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More can be found be found at: www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com/

    New York based pianist-composer Hayk Arsenyan, a native of Armenia, has appeared in numerous recitals in USA, Armenia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Argentina, Uruguay, Syria, and Lebanon. His performance venues have included Carnegie Hall (New York), Palaisd'UNESCO and Salle Cortot (Paris), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), "Petranka" House-Museum of Mozart (Prague), Auditorio de Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), Dar-Al-Assad Opera House (Damascus), and appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and the Phillips Collection Concert Series in Washington DC. At the age of 11 Mr. Arsenyan made his orchestral debut with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra performing his own Requiem for the piano and orchestra, and at the age of 17, he made his European orchestral debut as a soloist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was awarded a platinum medal by the City of Paris. Mr. Arsenyan’s concert repertoire is diverse and encompasses works from early Baroque to New Music. An avid chamber musician and collaborator outside of the classical music stage, he constantly strives to explore various experimental projects with Dance, Drama and Visual Arts, such as the “Visual Landscapes” multi-media project of all Alan Hovhaness piano works, which was The New York Times’ pick of the week in May 2011, and was reviewed as “…One of the coolest events in NYC to go to.” Currently Mr. Arsenyan teaches at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow. In 2007 he was awarded the full-tuition Yevgeny Kissin Award for the Professional-Studies performance program at Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Arsenyan also studied the piano in Paris at ÉcoleNormaleSupérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and the Conservatoire National de Region D'Aubervillier La-Courneuve. He is a scholar of Iberian Early Music and has compiled a Performance Guide to Three Keyboard Sonatas of Antonio Soler as a part of his Doctoral Dissertation, published by the University of Iowa Press. In 1993 Mr. Arsenyan became a member of the French Society of Authors and Composers (SACEM) and two collections of his original works were published in Paris. Several of his original works have been choreographed by the dance departments of the University of Iowa and New York University. Mr. Arsenyan is also a member of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences in Paris and serves as the Academy’s representative in New York. Mr. Arsenyan is the director of the Performing Arts Department at the Armenian General Benevolent Union headquartered in New York City.

  • Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Rodrigo Baggio

    Deadline: November 22, 2014

    Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Rodrigo Baggio, Improvisation as a Unique Compositional Challenge. The 15 one-minute works will be written for and performed by Rodrigo Baggio, to be premiered on February 22, 2015 for on the Composer’s Voice concert series in New York City.

    Theme: this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame will be premiered on the Composer's Voice annual Trajetoria Brasileira concert. Rodrigo Baggio is Brazilian. So, references to Brazil or inspiration from this theme are welcome; but not necessary. Each piece will be selected on its musical merits and not on its adherence to this theme.

    Submission guidelines:
    -Each piece must contain references: riffs; vamps; guidelines; ostinati; groups of notes; groups of rhythms; chord progressions; graphics that could be used by the performer to interpret. Melodic subjects are acceptable; but there must be ample room on each piece for interpretation and improvisation. The performer will then apply these references to create one-minute improvisations.
    -The performer is a guitarist; owever, composers are asked to send general references without considering the guitar and its aspects.
    -Scores should be wirtten in treble clef (if using clefs! Graphic notation is acceptable.)
    -Submission Deadline November 22, 2014 (12:00 AM E.S.T.)
    -All works must be 60 seconds or less in length
    -This call is open to all composers.
    -There is no fee to submit.
    -This call is for solo improvisation/interpretation.
    -Works should be composed specifically for this project and performers.
    -All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
    -No works over one minute will be considered.
    -You may only submit one work for this call for scores. Send your best work!
    -Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
    -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
    -After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Rodrigo Baggio" to submit work.
    -You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
    -You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are not required.)
    -Include the dedication to Rodrigo Baggio on the score. (All performance notes should be included with the score.)

    Results will be announced via the Fifteen Minutes of Fame webpage and the new music newsletter: NM421 www.NM421.com

    More can be found be found at: www.Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.com/

    Rodrigo Baggio has excelled internationally in 2012, playing concerts and having his music played in various countries around the globe. He was the guest guitarist of Université Laval (Quebec) in their 2012 winter semester, premiering four compositions (“Serra Verde” – for guitar, “Suíte Américas” – for guitar and trombone, “Lâmpada do Operário” – for tenor, guitar and trombone and “Ciclo de Improvisações Sobre Memórias Regionais” – for guitar and tenor saxophone) commissioned by the great trombone player Dr. James C. Lebens for that special occasion. Alongside the concerts, Mr. Baggio has composed music for different ensembles and projects such as “Fantasia Brasileira I” (for guitar) specially written for Prof. Brian Katz (University Of Toronto). His piece “Three Insights Of The Brazilian Landscape” (for Percussion) was one of the winner pieces of “Carl von Ossietzky Composition Prize” at Oldenburg University (Germany). A former pupil of Jaime Barbosa (Composition/University of Ribeirão Preto), Dr. Marcos Cavalcante (Improvisation/University of Campinas) and Arrigo Barnabé (Composition/ULM), Baggio is currently developing his own project called "Guitar Solo" in which Composition and Improvisation are combined on a particular way of instrumental performance.

  • Vox Novus is Calling for Maverick Musicians to be a part of its 15-Minutes-of-Fame series

    CALLING ALL BOLD AND ADVENTUROUS MUSICIANS!

    Wouldn't you like 15 one minute pieces composed for you, selected by you, whittled down from potentially hundreds of scores, to find the best possible combination to be performed live, in 15 minutes! All done for the love of music and the glory of the 15-Minutes-of-Fame!

    Vox Novus is looking to present adventurous musicians participating in 15-Minutes-of-Fame presented on Composer's Voice concert series. 15-Minutes-of-Fame is a project which calls for composer's to write one minute of their best music written specifically for a musician or ensemble! Vox Novus collects and collates the scores, biographies, and program notes and makes them available for the musician/ensemble to review. The musician/ensemble selects 15 of their favorite pieces with the idea of presenting the works in 15 exciting and varied minutes of new music. The works are then debuted on the Composer's Voice concert series in New York City. Come join the ranks of musicians who have participated in Fifteen Minutes of Fame.

    Your picture, biography, and link to your website will be listed on the Vox Novus website along with the composers and the 15 one-minute scores you select for the 15-Minutes-of-Fame. We will also be archiving video of the performance.

    Here is the opportunity:
    This is your chance! Do you have what it takes to earn your 15-Minutes-of-Fame? If you think you are a candidate for our program or would like to recommend someone that you know personally, please contact us at: support@voxnovus.com (warning: this is not for the complacent, the lazy, or the dead)