Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for flute quartet. 15 one-minute works will be selected for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Party of Four: flute quartet to be premiered October 20, 2017 at Maybrook Senior Center in Maybrook NY

Submission Guidelines:

-Works should be composed specifically for this project and performer.

-Works should be for flute in C, with the option of one piccolo and one alto flute.

-All pieces must be quartets

-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!

-Works need to be submitted online at

-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: Party of Four: flute quartet” 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 Party of Four 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.

About the Ensemble:

The Party of Four flute quartet was initially developed in 2014 out of the fledgling Maybrook Wind Ensemble as a need for a fuller concert, but has since evolved into it’s own group frequently performing around the Hudson Valley area of New York. Amateur musicians who have never given up their love for music, Party of Four have forged a bond and commitment to each other and to music and have grown both individually and as a quartet. Coached by Lish Lindsey and Kevin Scott, the quartet has performed for the Warwick Valley Farmers Market, the Warwick Humane Society, Monroe Woodbury Rotary club, and Elant of Newburgh, as well as at all Maybrook Wind Ensemble performances. Party of Four hopes to continue to serve the Hudson Valley area bringing music to our local communities and promoting a love of the arts through music.

Kathryn Jones-Pisano is the principal flutist for the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and president of the MWE. Kathryn is a retired literacy teacher who now works part-time as an adjunct instructor at Dutchess Community cCollege and as an educational consultant for The Thriving Classroom. While continuing to “dabble” with the piano after high school, Kathryn did not play her flute for nearly three decades; at the urging of her church’s organist, she returned to playing in church on Sundays, but six years ago, she began looking for greater challenges and began ensemble playing. She now revels in playing with the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and The Party of Four flute quartet. She wants everyone to know that you never lose your musical talents, and she encourages everyone to dust off those instruments and join us at the Maybrook Wind Ensemble in making joyful music.

Amy Klein – saxophonist and flutist. Amy’s first instrument was an alto saxophone, which she played during grades 5 -12. In high school, she also played a soprano saxophone. When she was 18 years old, she added a flute to the mix. In 2006, shortly after Amy moved to New York from Wisconsin, she joined the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band. Director, Kevin Scott, encouraged her to fine-tune her skills on all three instruments. In addition to joining the Maybrook Wind Ensemble (2014-present), Amy is a participating member of the challenging, but rewarding, Party of Four flute quartet. It gives her great pleasure to play music for concerts, fund-raisers, and benefits. She owns an Altus-Azumi flute and a Phil Barone alto saxophone

Kenneth Korn has been a music teacher in Paramus, NJ for over 30 years. He teaches vocal music and directs elementary and middle school orchestras, bands and choruses. The varied nature of his work requires he be a ‘Jack of all trades and master of none.’ Playing flute in the Maybrook Wind Ensemble and Party of Four quartet with his supportive and wonderful partners has given him the opportunity to finally develop some competence on an instrument he has always enjoyed.

Ken is a native of Buffalo NY, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, with a degree in Education, the Crane School of Music, where his performance concentration was in voice, and Montclair State University in New Jersey where he has a Masters in Music. For the past 30 years he has resided with his wife Kristin in Warwick. They have 2 grown children, Anders and Ingrid.

Deborah Proulx began playing flute at the age of 10, and by high school was studying with Victor Just, principal flute of the NY Metropolitan Opera (1965-1976). Throughout high school she participated in chamber groups, musical theater pits, All County, Area All State and All State conferences in New York before putting music on the back burner to pursue college, career and family. After a 20+ year hiatus (and urging from her musical children) she joined the SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, and then went on to become a founding member of the Maybrook Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Scott. As part of this new ensemble, Deborah also co-founded the Party of Four flute quartet, where she often doubles on Alto Flute. An ABA certified Paralegal and NYS Certified Code Enforcement Officer, Deborah works in the office of Building and Planning for the Village of Monroe.

20 May 2017