I recently met with a friend in central Illinois who is a big supporter of new music – she’s such a supporter that just sitting down over coffee, she asked for two new choral works, mentioned the possibility of a third, and offered a performance of yet another. In addition to conducting several choirs, she’s also a great pianist, and several years ago, she and a trombonist friend would tour the country with recitals of new music. When she relocated to Illinois, he stayed in Washington, and they went on a performing hiatus. But the universe has smiled on the performing duo, and he was hired at the same university that she now teaches at. Consequently, they’ll resume touring in February 2011.
Why share this with the interwebs at large? Because they’re looking for new scores, and I promised that I’d help find them works to play! This is unrelated to NewMusicShelf, but it is an opportunity for composers.
So, if you happen to have a work for trombone and piano, send it over, and I’ll pass it along. And because my friend is also a wonderful soprano, the duo is happy to accept scores for the strange combination of soprano and trombone. If you’d like to submit a score for this duo, you can email it to me at email@example.com.
And, of course, (as always!) the NewMusicShelf is looking for composers and scores to be included in its roster. Full details on benefits and submission instructions can be found at http://newmusicshelf.com/resources.