VocalEssence ReMix

VocalEssence ReMix encourages break-out musical artists—whether you sing in a rock band or play classical music—to write for voice.

Four talented, emerging composers/songwriters will be selected to have a six-month one-on-one composer mentorship as they each write two choral works, one of which is suitable for high school-level choirs. Completed works may be for voices with or without instruments, which may include acoustic, amplified, western, world, electronics, or even turntables! The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers will premiere works at the March 8-11, 2017 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference in Minneapolis, specific date/time to be announced. Through this program, VocalEssence ReMix encourages the creation of innovative works in a wide range of styles, while providing the artists with:

  • a mentorship with renowned composers Libby Larsen, Carol Barnett, J. David Moore or Timothy Takach
  • a performance by the professional VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
  • access to an audience who may want to perform your music
  • possible publication through VocalEssence Music Press

To learn more about VocalEssence ReMix, watch this video featuring Dessa and Remix Composer-Mentor Timothy Takach.  Applications are due July 1, 2016. Apply today!

VocalEssence ReMix is a collaboration between VocalEssence, the American Composers Forum and the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. For more information, please contact VocalEssence at info@vocalessence.org or 612-547-1451.

Special Thanks

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.