Jeremiah Selvey

Conductor, Teacher, Clinician, Singer, Composer, Researcher, Health & Wellness Consultant

4th New Choral Music Reading Session

In March of 2015, as Co-Artistic Directors of Chorosynthesis Singers, Wendy Moy and I put together a Call for Scores for composers from all over the world to submit new works on issues of social justice. We realized that we wanted additional feedback from potential singers and we wanted to share this music more widely, so we put together a new kind of reading session. In that reading session, we would sing through the piece and then record feedback for the composers. We were able to send feedback to composers afterward, such that composers could get collaborative feedback--not only from a panel of advisors, but also from the singers themselves.

Fast forward to October 2, 2016, and we will be presenting our 4th New Choral Music Reading Session, sponsored in part by the University of Washington School of Music (still based on this Call for Scores). Not only will be reading through some new (mostly unpublished) scores and processing the music from the choir's point of view, but we will also be talking with some of the composers. People who attend will automatically be connected to a network of people who:

  1. love new music,
  2. seek socially conscious repertoire,
  3. enjoy getting into the score, and
  4. engage with living composers.

We love these composers and the work that they are doing, and we would love your help in championing the art. And who knows? You just might find that perfect piece or resonate with a composer that you want to commission soon! For more information and to register for a packet, visit the web page.

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