Call for Scores for solo horn - Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sam Bessen, horn

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sam Bessen, horn

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for solo horn. 15 one-minute works will be selected for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Sam Bessen, horn to be premiered on November 15, 2017 at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland.  This call for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is looking for solo horn works inspired by specific texts of literature, poetry, etc.

Submission Guidelines:
Deadline to submit works is September 15, 2017
Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.
Works should be for solo horn only.
All pieces must be premieres and not previously performed.
No works over a minute will be reviewed.
Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
Composers are encouraged to write works inspired by specific texts of poetry, literature, etc. (Texts should be named in the program notes.)
Works that utilize the low register of the horn are encouraged
Works need to be submitted online at
http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame-Sam-Bessen...

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: Sam Bessen, horn" to submit work.
You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
You need to upload a score as a PDF file (Audio files are encouraged but not required.)
Please include the dedication to Sam Bessen on the score.
Performance notes should be included in the score.
Composers will be contacted via email of the results and will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.

Sam Bessen
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Sam Bessen is a horn performer and teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. Bessen recently completed his Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Denise Tryon. As a performer, Bessen seeks to bring together performer and audience in engaging and innovative recitals often featuring new and obscure works for horn. ​He recently performed an acclaimed recital at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and was subsequently invited to perform on the Museum's ART/SOUND/NOW series on July 27, 2017. He can be heard in the Peabody Symphony Orchestra's recordings with Marin Alsop of works by Kevin Puts and Aaron Kernis, as well as in John Steinmetz' "Three Pieces for Ten Winds" with the Mill Avenue Chamber Players and the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet.

Examples of Sam Bessen's playing can be heard here:

www.sambessen.com

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is 15 one-minute works by different composers written for a specific performer or ensemble. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today's music scene. "...the 15 Minutes of Fame project of Vox Novus is a godsend. It organizes competitions whereby ensembles commission worldwide calls for submissions of approximately one-minute pieces, and then select their 15 favorites for premieres. " - Seth Gilman, NY Music Culture Examiner

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

Music Avatar
Music Avatar is an online submission system to upload music online. It creates a hassle free process for the composer to submit, update, and upload a submission with confidence that the opportunity will receive it. Check out Music Avatar for more composer opportunities.

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Vox Novus
Vox Novus is a new music production and promotion company. The organization was created for the purposes of expanding the presence of contemporary music in the public's vision, empowering composers and contemporary musicians to create, produce, and promote their music. Projects Vox Novus is known for producing are 60x60, Composer’s Voice and Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame.

For More information visit: www.VoxNovus.com

15 Sep 2017