15-Minutes-of-Fame: Bruce Curlette
Deadline July 22, 2012
Vox Novus is calling for one-minute solo clarinet works composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: William Bruce Curlette, clarinet, to be performed at the September 9, 2012 Composer's Voice concert in New York City. The one-minute clarinet works are to be written specifically for this project, which will be performed by William Bruce Curlette.
-Submission Deadline July 22, 2012
-All works must be 60 seconds or less.
-Bb or A clarinet only
-Some reference to world or global music is encouraged but not required.
-If using multiphonics and other extended techniques, use the fingering found in the book, The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century by E. Michael Richards (http://userpages.umbc.edu/~emrich/clarinet21.html) and write in the fingering (please, no circular breathing or double-tonguing)
-Works must be submitted as a PDF file with a picture of the composer (JPEG attached), 50-word biography, and 50-word program note about the piece.
-The 50-word biography and 50 word program notes must be pasted as text in the body of the email. PLEASE do not send these as attachments.
-The composer's picture must be attached as a jpg file.
-The score must be attached as a pdf. (Performance notes should be included with the score.)
-Include the dedication to Bruce Curlette on the score
-Do not submit sound files
-Works need to be submitted via email to: email@example.com
-The subject line should read: 15-Minutes-of-Fame: William Bruce Curlette- Composer Name - Composition Title
-Works must be realistically one minute or less in length. No works over a minute will be reviewed.
-Works should be composed specifically for this project and its performer. All pieces must be premieres and not previously written or performed.
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The results will be announced on or around August 15, 2012 on the Vox Novus website, and composers of 15 accepted works will be notified by email. For more information, visit: http://www.voxnovus.com/15_Minutes_of_Fame
Dr. Curlette is an active performer who has been featured on national venues such as the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and the national conference for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. Dr. Curlette has also taught the clarinet studio at The Ohio State University while its current professor, James Pyne, was on sabbatical. Prior to his tenure at Cedarville, Dr. Curlette was a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. He received his M.M. degree in clarinet performance from Eastman School of Music in 1981 and his D.M.A. degree in clarinet performance from The Ohio State University in 1991. Dr. Curlette has studied with James M. Pyne, D. Stanley Hasty, Gervase de Peyer, and Carl H.C. Anderson and has been on the Cedarville music faculty since 2001.