VocalEssence ReMix encourages break-out musical artists—whether you sing in a rock band or play classical music—to write for voice.
About the Program
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 November 2018 MN American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference and McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Winter 2018, specific dates/times 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
Applications for the 2018-2019 VocalEssence ReMix Program are due on April 1, 2018.
To learn more about VocalEssence ReMix, watch this video featuring Dessa and Remix Composer-Mentor Timothy Takach.
VocalEssence ReMix is a collaboration between VocalEssence, the American Composers Forum and the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. For more information, please contact G. Phillip Shoultz, III at email@example.com or 612-547-1453.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.