In March of 2017, I began what became known as the Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project, a tribute to one of my mother’s cousins. The last piece from that was posted in July of this year, and now I’m experiencing a desire to do another project, this time of a lighter nature. The title of this is “The Toy Piano 100 Project”, and composers are invited to submit works of 100 or fewer notes for toy piano.

*Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2019
*Works should be composed specifically for this project.
*Works should be for solo toy piano, three octave chromatic range from F to f.
*The works should consist of a maximum of 100 notes. The definition of a note being any single pitch that is attacked; for example, a three-note chord played simultaneously counts as 3 notes, and two note-values that are tied together count as a single note.
*Pieces should be inscribed “For the 100-note Toy Piano Project”.
*Pieces involving interactive or fixed media or additional instruments will not be considered.
*”Inside the Piano” techniques are not an option.
*All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.
*Multiple submissions are not accepted; send your best work!
*Submissions should be emailed to
The email must contain the header SUBMISSION: TOY PIANO 100 PROJECT, and must contain a pdf of the score, a 50 word biography of the composer, and a 50 word program note. Any performance notes should be included in the pdf containing the score.
*Selected compositions will be recorded August and September of 2019, and will be posted on Youtube beginning on September 1st of 2019.

A native of Wisconsin, David Bohn received degrees in composition from the University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois. His primary composition teachers were Joel Naumann, Yehuda Yannay, and William Brooks. He currently resides in West Allis, Wisconsin, and is organist and choir director St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Milwaukee. His works were heard across the United States, in nine European countries, Israel, Brazil, and Australia. He is President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Vice President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, and on the board for the Milwaukee Chapter of the Organ Historical Society; he also edits the newsletter for the Wisconsin OHS. Dr. Bohn has previously premiered three different Fifteen Minutes of Fame sets from two different calls, and most recently recorded 46 new clavichord pieces for The Daniel Blitz Clavichord Project.

30 Apr 2019