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American Forum New Board Members Annual Report 2006 for FY 2006 July 2005-June 2006 The Forum welcomes these four new directors

National Office Meredith B. Alden attended s lecture,On Listening to 20th John Nuechterlein, Century Music, in what would be the President and CEO, 651. 251. 2811 last summer before World War II, and Craig Carnahan, his words influenced Merediths interest Vice President of Programs, 651. 251. 2833 in new music ever since. She served on O M P the Board from W . C O S Philip Blackburn, 1979-1984 and the Minnesota W E R Director of Artist Services, 651. 251. 2823 Landmarks Board from 1978-1985. In Board of Directors FY 2006 1986, she became a Trustee for W S Chris Campbell, F Mary Deissler, Chair Northland College in Ashland,Wisconsin innova Operations Manager, 651. 251. 2840 where she served until 1995, and is cur- O Wendy Collins, Anthony Tansimore,Vice Chair rently a Trustee with Emeritus. R Senior Program and Member Services Sam Hseng-Hung Hsu,Treasurer Manager, 651. 251. 2824 Steve Heitzeg, Secretary Ken Freed is a U David Ranheim, Past Chair Paul Hanson, violist and assistant M Finance Manager, 651. 251. 2813 John Nuechterlein, Ex Officio conductor with The Kelli Hirsch, . . Development Associate, 651. 251. 2815 James N. Berdahl He joined the O Karen Brooks Orchestra in 1998

John Michel, R Harry Brull after nearly five Director of Media Projects, 651. 251. 2817 years as a member Carey Nadeau, Richard Cisek G Raphael Cung of the National Program Manager, 651. 251. 2814 String Quartet. Cary John Franklin Carrie Shaw, His interest in childrens music education has Program Assistant, 651. 251. 2840 Gary Gardner led him to found a non-profit company, Julie Stroud, Mary J. Greer Learning Through Music Consulting Group, Development Director, 651. 251. 2822 Carol Heen which seeks to put music at the center of all Jay Walters, Jennifer Higdon childrens education. Administrative Assistant, 651. 251. 2810 Louis Hill Hella Mears Hueg Nancy Huart is the Logistics Director for Georgia Wettlin-Larsen, the St. Paul Travelers Companies, respon- FNCI Program Manager, 651. 251. 2825 Daniel Kunin Anne LeBaron sible for business continuity planning and implementation, mail and express ship- Greg McNeely Regional Chapters ping services, records management, R. Carlos Nakai audio-visual/meeting support including Los Angeles: John Orenstein real-time video streaming, and the Halie Rosenberg, 323. 388. 7111 John Paulson corporate art collection. She has Minnesota: Martin Shampaine worked in many different areas of the Craig Carnahan, 651. 251. 2833 Carmen Tllez company, including the Multicultural New England: David Wolman Business Group, Medical Services, David McMullin, 617. 304. 8150 Noel Zahler Human Resources, and both personal Philadelphia: and commercial underwriting. She is active in St. Paul Companies Womens Network, Jim Jordan, 610. 896. 1571 National Advisers GLBTF network and Corporate Diversity Bay Area: Committee, Council, Tod Brody, 415. 864. 0400 Marilyn Bergman and Ann Bancroft Awards. Washington, D.C.: John Cacavas Jonathan Morris 202. 315. 1315 Bobby McFerrin Evans Mirageas Meredith Monk is the Artistic Peter Schickele Director of David Shifrin Cincinnati Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and an independent artistic advisor to symphony orches- Stephen Sondheim tras, opera compa- Tom Voegeli nies, festivals and individual artists. Opera News included him recently in their list of The Most Powerful 25 AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-145 People in Opera. From 1994 to 2000 Saint Paul, MN 55101-1300 USA Mirageas was Senior Vice President of Artists Tel.: (651) 228 -1407 ¥ Fax: (651) 291-7978 and Repertoire for the Decca Record Company Ltd. From 1989 to 1994 he was [email protected] Artistic Administrator of The www.ComposersForum.org Symphony. In 1982 was hired by WFMT in , where he produced the national broadcasts of The Lyric Opera of Chicago, A20 The and The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Visit www.BandQuest.org for more information on BandQuest scores and composers A Letter from John Nuechterlein r e d

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One of our recent h P Earlier this year Allan Kozinn of created Continental Harmony A Premiere Ensemble This story on the Lexington High School Wind Ensemble’s rehearsals for the premiere of ’s new BandQuest composition, a bit of a splash with an Op-Ed feature entitled Check the projects in Geneseo, Debut of Gunther Schuller work Numbers: Rumors of Classical Musics Demise Are Dead New York, resulted “Nature’s Way,” originally appeared in The Boston Globe on March Wrong (March 28, 2006). in the international John Nuechterlein highlights Lexington High’s Skill 16, 2006. It is reprinted here with their permission. premiere of a new oratorio by Glenn McClure — as well The gist of Allans argument was that while the numbers as an audio report on NPRs All Things Considered, more may indeed be going down for more tradition-bound commissions for its , and creative By Dean Inouye, The white-haired conductor peers over his glasses as he I think one of the strengths of our program, that I dont see in purveyors of what we call classical music, the audiences interdisciplinary study plans intriguing teachers across Globe Staff addresses a horn player in the back row of the band. a lot of other towns, is the balance of strengths between all of are growing for an ever-widening variety of classical music the country. According to the mayor of Geneseo, the the major ensembles, said Jeffrey Leonard, the high schools past and present — and increasingly diverse audiences are project even helped convince the Barilla pasta company Are you playing a B-flat horn or an F horn? band director. By his count, there are more than 40 student- accessing this music in more ways than ever before. (based in Parma, Italy and Ames, Iowa) that locating a or teacher-led music groups at the 2,000-student school. new production plant in his arts-friendly community Annie Johnston hesitates.Umm, F. Kozinn summarized his conclusions in this way: would be a good idea! The high schools bands, the choruses, the , the Can you play a B-flat horn? program . . . all of them [are] respected and well thought Woody Allens Annie Hall observation about Youll find more on these projects and programs in this of around the region, says Leonard, who adds that success relationships and sharks that both must either move overview of the Forums work over the past twelve The answer, sounding more like a question, is a Yeah of two should be measured not by awards or the number of students forward or die also works for culture . . . lots of months. Were proud to be associated with incredibly syllables, the second about an higher than the first. who become music majors or professional musicians, but by people really just want the dead shark . . . Most of all they creative and inventive composers, performers, and how many people actually have music as part of their lives want their repertory dials set between 1785 and 1920 . . . presenters of new music in big cities and tiny towns. I know some people will tell you once theyve left high school. You can send those people your condolences. For the forever, ‘Dont play the B-flat horn rest of us, the shark is still moving . . . constantly renewing Nationally and regionally, our mission is to help these in low registers, the conductor Top-notch high school bands exist in all types of communities, itself. You just have to grab onto the dorsal fin. people to keep moving forward. Were confident that says.Thats cockamamie. Leonard says, but the opportunities to hear live music and be they will keep making music AND news. around live music in Greater Boston provide a much more Here at the American Composers Forum we couldnt The horn section repeats the fertile atmosphere. agree more. While many of our composers are perfectly passage, and this time the conductor comfortable working with a major symphony orchestra in a reassures Johnston:Its more solid. Sam Mehr, a saxophone player in the Lexington band, says: traditional concert venue, others are equally at home pre- Trust me. I used to play the horn. I end up seeing [musicians from other schools] in the area

6 Members of the Lexington High wherever I go.You go to the Berklee festival, and you see

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Since the premiere of my Galileo oratorio, Ive been getting emails from all over the world. Scriptwriters Making news . . . du Lac Tribal and Community College. Making music . . . in Australia, choir directors in Germany, teachers in Italy, and foundation Galileo In diverse communities across Discussions are underway with members of the In schools and places representatives from around the have all voiced interest in Red Lake Band of Chippewa to create a second this project and the teaching curricula related to it. the country Minnesota residency, specially tailored to that of worship communitys tribal culture and mindful of the The Continental Harmony Encore program provided the infrastructure and support On January 23, 2006, the Joyce Foundation of tragic shootings at Red Lake High School in 2005. The Forums innovative BandQuest¤ series of to bring together a composer, a best-selling author, some fine musicians, some Chicago announced that the American new music for middle-level bands was inaugurated great students and teachers, the sister cities of Geneseo, New York,and Siena, Composers Forum was selected for the 2006 in the Spring of 2002 with the release of Italy, to all rethink Galileos Renaissance concept that the arts and sciences are Joyce Award for Music and awarded funds Thomas Duffys A+:A Precise Prelude and an both of vital interest and importance. The project garnered press coverage both to support the commission of a new for Excellent March. With the premiere of here and in Europe, and it prompted students from a rural Adirondack high guitar by Chickasaw composer Jerod Gunther Schullers Natures Way in the school to visit Italy to meet their Italian email pen pals. An inner city school in Impichchaachaaha Tate. The commission On May 20, 2006, a story on a Continental Spring of 2006 (see the Boston Globe feature Buffalo, New York, is creating a new opera with me:Galileino, or little Galileo, The First Nations is part of the Forums Harmony Encore premiere was broadcast reprinted on pages 3 and 19), the BandQuest based on the story of Galileos grandson. Composer Initiative First Nations nationwide on National Public Radio (NPR)s series now comprises 14 commissioned scores is funded by Composer Initiative award-winning daily news program All Things that have been greeted with rave reviews from My Continental Harmony Encore project proved a springboard for my career as a The Ford Foundation. (FNCI), a program to first Considered. The NPR feature, Galileos music educators and journals around the country. composer, but I feel something even more important is happening. Its one thing establish an infrastructure Letters Inspire a Musical Tribute, focused on The compositions are racking up an impressive to support the creation of good music that attracts audiences for a handful of in support of traditional composer Glenn McClures chance discovery number of performances both here and abroad. performances — its another to support work that profoundly engages young and contemporary music of Galileos Daughter, a book by science writer Over 4,000 BandQuest scores have been sold people, that lays the groundwork for future audiences and drives arts-based by American Indian Dava Sobel that drew upon Galileos correspon- worldwide, reaching an estimated 270,000 young educational reform. Did you know that Galileo — along with every member of his composers and perform- dence with one of his two daughters. It also musicians. family — was a musician? Galileos father was responsible for ideas about ers, and second facilitate examined McClures use of a madrigal ensemble composition and that were as controversial as his sons the integration of their and Renaissance instruments to create The Beyond the appeal of the pieces themselves, scientific ideas. Some historians suggest Galileos scientific experiments were work into the wider Starry Messenger, an hour-long oratorio. five of the BandQuest scores include a CD-ROM influenced by his early musical training. The arts have been relegated to a Continental Harmony Jerod ImpichchaachaahaTate cultural and artistic containing related interdisciplinary curricular marginal position in American education, and its an uphill battle to return them to and Continental framework. The host community for McClures commission, materials and lesson plans.These additional a central role in our schools.What would have happened if the young Galileos Harmony Encore are Geneseo, New York, used the work to celebrate resources enable teachers to link the music to teachers had told him that there wasnt a budget for music, so he would just have leadership initiatives of the This year, FNCI launched its national website, their sister-city relationship with Siena, Italy. the world outside the practice room. The most to go without? American Composers Forum www.fnci.org, linking American Indian McClures new work was performed in both recent BandQuest CD-ROM is paired with the and the National Endowment Geneseo and Siena. McClure worked with composers and performers across the country best-selling Old Churches by Michael The Forums Continental Harmony Encore program helped use the powerful story A for the Arts, with additional Geneseo school children to develop Galileos m and serving as a virtual gathering place for those Colgrass; it includes an in-depth history of of Galileos integration of art and science to help us place in e r i

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Indian communities in Minnesota.This past year, McClures Continental Harmony Encore project has e their students. Here in upstate New York, the project has had international r s

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and performers. In the first of these, three education today read more about them in his address required national music-education eager for more American students to study in Italy and theyre doing what they A n

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the John S. and James L.. representing a wide variety of styles and back- nd rd integration consultant, who presents dozens J curricula and materials for the 2 - through 3 - u l Knight Foundation, grounds.This landmark program continues its y graders in Whittier, California. A grant from the of concerts and workshops each year intended 2

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FNCI Program Director Georgia Wettlin-Larsen curricula in Minnesota schools, using the 0 the Richard T. and Martha B. and the Lakota musician, activist and actor California results as a baseline. Listen to the All Things Considered radio feature on The Starry Messanger 6 Baker Foundation. Floyd Red Crow Westerman were both guest and sample excerpts of Glenn McClures music at: performers at a 2006 conference in Minnesota. continued on page A6 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5420134 A5 A4 Visit www.innova.mu for Visit www.composersforum.orgthe completefor innova current member profilesRecordings and catalogprogram information National Programs continued

The Forums Essentially Choral reading The Forums Jerome Composers program provides an opportunity for emerging Commissioning Program, now in its 27th composers from year, offers emerging composers an early across the commission and more experienced composers a country to chance to stretch their current boundaries. develop their skills Applications are considered under two separate in writing for pools: those with a connection to Minnesota, choral ensemble and those where the composer is based in New with instrumental York City. 12 projects submitted by Forum accompaniment composers were selected in FY 2006 for JCCP or a cappella. grants. This year, 5 Minnesota projects were This program is selected from a total of 37 submitted, and Essentially Choral co-sponsored another 7 chosen from 31 New York centered and the Welcome by the Forum projects. Awards ranged from $4,000 to $8,000 Christmas! Carol and the for these 12 commissioning projects. Philip Brunelle and composer Contest are co-spon- Yoomi Paick during an - The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institite on stage at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis sored by the Forum and Essentially Choral reading. based ensemble Another of the Forums longest-running the Minneapolis-based (standing, left to right): mentor , and participants Sean Shepherd, Matthew Fields, VocalEssence. programs selected four Minnesota composers VocalEssence ensemble, Mark Dancigers, Reynold Tharp,Norbert Palej, Zhou Tian,J.Anthony Allen, and Ed Martin. For the 2006 sessions, five composers were for McKnight Composer Fellowships in with funding for . selected from a total of 59 entries from 24 2006. The fellowships are awards for excellence Essentially Choral from Schools included were the ethnically diverse states. In conjunction with the reading session, and come with $25,000 in unrestricted funds. In Advancing individual The Jerome Foundation. Composers Suitcase is Minneapolis Public Whittier Community School artists’ careers ... the five composers attended a mentoring addition, two non-Minnesotan composers have funded by the National for the Arts, Aquila Elementary School in St. session with VocalEssence Artistic Director been selected for this years McKnight Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Park, and the rural Yellow Medicine East Through readings, Philip Brunelle and Swedish composer Visiting Composer Residencies. Each Seaver Institute, and the Public Schools in western Minnesota. The curric- residencies, competitions, and Sven-David Sandstr m. This year, the composer will receive $14,000 for their self- Katherine B.Anderson Fund ula will be revised based on continuing assess- commissions program offered a new component: designed, two-month community residency of the Saint Paul Foundation. ment results from all school sites in 2006-07. one of this years participants, composer projects in Minnesota. Over the past year, the Forum worked in Eric Barnum, was commissioned to write The ArtSong Competition The Forums Faith Partners program, now in partnership with several national arts presenters a new work to be premiered by VocalEssence Through direct assistance is co-sponsored by the ACF its 14th year, nurtures the relationship between to offer a variety of high-profile reading sessions during their 2006-2007 concert season. and fiscal agencies and The Schubert Club of composers and religious institutions. Through and competitions for composers. The Forum offers direct financial assistance to St. Paul. The New England Chapters this program, inter-faith consortia of churches Two composers were selected as the winners of th th composers and performers of new music Faith Partners residency and synagogues select a composer from a pool Eight composers participated in the 5 annual the 7 annual Welcome Christmas! Carol

6 through a variety of national and regional pro- 0 was supported by the A.C. of applicants for residencies and commissions. Minnesota Orchestra Composer Contest, also co-sponsored by the Forum and 0 grams offering direct grants, commissioning, and 2

Institute, which ran from May 6-11, 2006, at VocalEssence.This year, the contest sought new

Ratshesky Foundation and the Equally effective in both urban and rural

e residency opportunities to individual artists.

n Boston Globe Foundation.The communities, Faith Partners composers have Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.The Composer carols for chorus with cello accompaniment; u J there were a total of 92 entries from 30 states. - Forums Faith Partners created more than 200 new sacred works for Institute included orchestral readings of new Funding for the Jerome Encore provides rehearsal and performance funds 5 The new carols were premiered at the Composers Commissioning 0 residencies in the Upper participating congregations and forged new works and a wide array of instrumental and

0 for repeat performances of recent works by com- 2 career seminars. Under the guidance of VocalEssence Welcome Christmas! concerts in Program, and subito in Midwest are supported by the inter-faith bonds.

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u composer Aaron Jay Kernis, the selected December 2005.The carols were recorded for Minnesota, is provided by

J Otto Bremer Foundation and

worked together before apply jointly for Encore ¥ the Athwin Foundation. On June 13, 2006, in preparation for the launch composers had their works read by the regional broadcast on the network stations of The Jerome Foundation

6 support; applicants must reside in different geo- 0 of the 15th year of this nationally recognized Minnesota Orchestra and participated in a series Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and distributed 0 graphic regions of the country. The subito pro- 2

program, the Forum brought together over two of professional workshops on music, career, and nationally by American Public Media. t gram offers quick-turnaround, professional devel- r audience/community outreach issues. Composers o dozen Faith Partners church musicians, pastors,

p opment grants for composers and performers.

e composers, and congregants to discuss their met with Orchestra members and attended The response to the 2006 ArtSong

R Initially launched by the Forums Los Angeles and Funding for McKnight l experiences and help determine the programs small-group sessions with musicians and other Competition, co-sponsored by the Forum

a San Francisco chapters with funding from the u future. Under the theme Music as Catalyst for music industry professionals. and The Schubert Club of St. Paul, remained Composer Fellowships, n James Irvine Foundation, subito came next to n Spiritual Growth, sociologist Dr. Patricia Shifferd, impressively strong even as the guidelines McKnight Visiting A

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¥ Composer/participant Sean Shepherd chronicled narrowed.This year, the Forum sought only Composer Residencies, The Composer the Forums former Vice President for Foundation, and in 2006 was launched in m works for mezzo-soprano and piano, with the and innova Recordings u Community and Educational Porgrams, and the experience in a blog for New Music Box, the r Institute is presented Minnesota with funds from the Jerome Foundation. o online magazine of the American Music Center. option of one additional instrument.The Forum is provided by F Krystal Banfield, a former director of the Faith

by the Minnesota s The McKnight Foundation r Partners program, led a stimulating discussion To read Seans musings, visit received 290 submissions from American e Orchestra and American The Forum also helps individuals and commis- s composers living in 33 states, Canada, and o designed to identify the major challenges faced by http://newmusicbox.org/chatter

p Composers Forum in sioning clubs sponsor new music ventures.This

m the participants and determine what issues ACF Europe.Three composers were selected as The Forums Encore program o cooperation with the enables performers or composers to solicit

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a role in strengthening the worship experience. all three ArtSong Competition finalists, the c from the Argosy Foundation and i and the University of receive a tax-deduction for their donations to r First Prize winner will have his song performed e Minnesota School of individual artists or presenters. The Forum acts a generous gift from an m at a future Schubert Club recital. A Music. as the fiscal agent for these entrepreneurs. anonymous donor. A6 continued on page A8 A7 National Programs continued Advancing individual artists’ careers Through a variety of media Class of 2006

Over the past year, the Forums own Over the past year, the Forum served more than 400 talented innova¤ Recordings label has released CDs artists and ensembles through its programs, grants, The Minnesota-based McKnight by 25 artists and ensembles, all available both as Foundation has supported innova traditional CDs and as MP3 downloads direct fellowships and other opportunities. Congratulations to all! from its vinyl beginnings in 1983 from the internet. The variety of music released through the advent of CDs, DVDs this year ranged from big symphonic scores by and on-line MP3 downloads. Jeremy Beck to the experimental balloon music The complete catalog, online by Judy Dunaway, with room for Electropolis, ArtSong Gian Carlo Menotti (U.K.) Stephen Newby (Wash.) Malachi Thompson Freebop purchasing, five sampler web a Minneapolis-based amplified ensemble whose Karim Al-Zand (Tex.) John Morton (N.Y.) Larry Siegel (N.H.) Band (Ill.) with Paul Steinbeck radio streams and interactive areas hard-to-define music has become one of innovas Randall Eng (N.Y.) Stephen Paulus (Minn.) Evan Solot (Pa.) (N.Y.) Electropolis accompaning a showing of the classic Fritz Lang can be found on www.innova.mu. best-selling new titles. Stuart Hyatts innova CD, Frank Warren (Mass.) Krzyzstof Penderecki (Poland) Ken Steen (Conn.) Nietzsche Ensemble (N.J.) The Clouds, was nominated for Best Packaging silent Metotropolis Daniel Pinkham (Mass.) Jerod Impichchaachaaaha Tate with Ying-Chen Kao (Md.) Design at the 2005 Grammy¤ Awards. BandQuest Sir Andr Previn (Germany) (Colo.) The Nonsense Company (Wisc.) Heres some of the critical In 2006, the Forum has also launched a new Einojuhani Rautavaara (Finland) Ishmael Wallace (N.Y.) with Steven Kazuo Takasugi reaction to recent innova titles: Michael Daugherty (Mich.) The Forum spreads the word about new music online discussion group at Gather.com (N.Y.) (Calif.) Adolphous Hailstork (Va.) Robert Xavier Rodriguez Encore NOW Ensemble (N.Y.) and its creators in a number of ways. And rather (www.composersforum.gather.com), a place where Tania Lon (N.Y.) Jeremy Beck: public radio listeners can exchange ideas with (Texas) Atzinger Duo (Minn.) with Matthew McBane (Calif.) than just preach to the converted, two of our Stephen Paulus (Minn.) Ned Rorem (N.Y.) Presidio Saxophone Quartet Wave todays composers and performers of new music. with Kevin McCarter (N.J.) media initiatives are aimed at Gunther Schuller (Mass.) Christopher Rouse (N.Y.) (Ariz.) with Judith Lang innova 612 These composers and performers are invited to Byna Ensemble (N.C.) the broad and inquisitive Frederic Rzewski (Belgium) with Rudy Davenport (Tex.) Zaimont (Minn.) Exhibit A in classical musics defense post stories about their work and respond to demographic of public Composers Datebook () Cayenne Flute Quartet (La.) Raleigh Symphony Orchestra against being out of touch... music that is radio listeners. comments and questions from radio listeners. Mark Adamo (N.Y.) Esa-Pekka Salonen (Calif.) with Polly Moller (Calif.) Chamber Ensemble (N.C.) dulcet but intelligent; easy-going This site provides an opportunity for those who Athena Adamopoulos (N.Y.) Peter Schickele (N.Y.) Chamber Orchestra of Boston with Hilary Tann (N.Y.) but not anodyne. Composers Datebook is a daily, two-minute make the music to contribute their perspective (Calif.) Lalo Schifrin (Calif.) (Mass.) with Katrina Wreede Walden Chamber Players Andrew Druckenbrod, Gramophone radio spot launched by the Forum in 2000. to the on-going discussion of the world of new Bruce Adolphe (N.Y.) (Mich.) (Calif.) (Mass.) with Alex Shapiro These radio spots integrate contemporary classical, jazz, and . (Minn.) Alvin Singleton (Ga.) Cygnus (N.Y.) (Calif.) David Amram (N.Y.) Stephen Sondheim (N.Y.) with Richard Festinger (Calif.) West End String Quartet Electropolis: composers into the continuum of music history. In addition to the Gather.com discussion board Daniel Asia (Ariz.) (N.Y.) Encore Wind Ensemble (Minn.) (Conn.) with Ruby Fulton Electropolis The shows tagline — All music was once new — Karen Tanaka (France) (Md.) intended for the general public, the Forum also Jack Beeson (N.Y.) with Kathryn Salfelder (N.J.) innova 642 reminds listeners to keep an open mind about (France) Sir John Tavener (U.K.) maintains Composer to Composer. This Ensemble, Inc. (N.Y.) with A restlessly inventive, Minnesota-based challenging new works. Composers Datebook is Henry Brant (Calif.) Augusta Read Thomas (Mass./Ill.) Volay Krishnakumar (Calif.) Essentially Choral bulletin and discussion board at post-rock jazz quartet in the spirit of heard daily by hundreds of thousands of public Wendy Carlos (N.Y.) Michael Torke (N.Y.) Fifth House Ensemble (Ill.) Eric Barnum (Minn.) Lounge Lizards and Medeski, Martin & radio listeners on more than 300 stations and http://acf.finalemusic.com, celebrating its first John Corigliano (N.Y.) (N.Y.) with Elyzabeth Meade (N.Y.) Andrew Bleckner (Pa.)

full year of operation in May of 2006, was A 5 Wood, Electropolis lives up to its name by (Pa.) Don Voegeli (Wisc.)

translators coast to coast, and has been broad- Gramercy Trio (Mass.) Justin Merritt (Minn.) m 0 e 0 powering up the effects pedals on pretty the brainchild of MakeMusic, Inc. President Richard Danielpour (N.Y.) Robert Ward (N.C.) r 2 cast on both the and XM satellite radio with Nicholas Underhill Yoomi Paick (Ind.)

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First Nations Jerome Composers Regional Chapters Regional Chapters continued Composer Initiative Commissioning Minnesota Chapter (cont.) Dr. Louis Ballard, Program Los Angeles Chapter Minnesota Chapter Philadelphia Chapter San Francisco Bay Washington, DC Sound Check Cherokee/Quapaw (N.M.) Kati Agocs (N.Y.) ASCAP I Create Music Community Partners Commissions Area Chapter Chapter Elizabeth Alexander (Minn.) Howard Bass (D.C.) Marita Bolles (Ill.) Expo in Los Angeles (Lullaby Program) Ranaan Meyer (Pa.) Community Partners New Music Salons Carol Barnett (Minn.) Alan Bise (Ohio) Michael Croswell (Minn.) Philip Blackburn (Minn.) Maura Bosch (Minn.) Ellen Bepp (Calif.) Jan Bach (Ill.) Philip Blackburn (Minn.) Raven Chacon, Din (Calif.) Annie Gosfield (N.Y.) Alex Shapiro (Calif.) Cantus (Minn.) Community Partners Kurt Erickson (Calif.) Douglas Boyce (Va.) Mary Ellen Childs (Minn.) Jos Roberto Cordero, Vijay Iyer (N.Y.) Andrew Bleckner (Pa.) John Ingle (Calif.) Robert Carl (Conn.) Joshua Clausen (Minn.) Mescalro Apache/Mxica Michelle Kinney (Minn.) Composers Salons Composer to Composer Robert Capanna (Pa.) Marisol Jimenez (Calif.) Evan Chambers (Mich.) Christopher Gable (Minn.) (Conn.) Rudresh Mahantthappa (N.Y.) Philip Blackburn (Minn.) Laurent Petitgirard (France) Andrea Clearfield (Pa.) Helen Michelson (Calif.) Brian Coughlin (N.Y.) Ellen Lease (Minn.) Barbara Croall, Giniw Dodem, Ann Millikan (Minn.) Julian Brody (Mexico) (N.Y.) Matt Davis (Pa.) Polly Moller (Calif.) Nick Didkovsy (N.Y.) Midge McCloy (Minn.) Manitoulin Island (Canada) Hiroya Miura (N.Y.) Paul Cohen (Calif.) Jay Fluellen (Pa.) New Music Bay Area (Calif.) James Dorsey (Md.) Elliott Miles McKinley (Minn.) Brent Michael Davids, Mohican Sam Newsome (N.Y.) Peter Golub (Calif.) Performances, Tuesday Orlando & Patricia Haddad (Pa.) Belinda Reynolds (Calif.) Jennifer Fitzgerald (N.C.) David Means (Minn.) (Minn.) Sean Noonan (N.Y.) Peter Grenader (Calif.) Salons and Readings Susan Watts (Pa.) Jake Rodriguez (Calif.) David Freund (Md.) Scott Miller (Minn.) Joy Harjo, Muscogee (Hawaii) Yotam Rosenbaum (Mass.) Sean Griffin (Calif.) Amanda Albrecht (Minn.) Jess Rowland (Calif.) Blair Goins (Md.) Kelly Rossum (Minn.) Lyz Jaakola,Anishinaabe (Minn.) Ann Marie Kurrasch (Calif.) Elizabeth Alexander (Minn.) subito in Philadelphia Erik Ulman (Calif.) Todd Hershberger (N.C.) Carl Schroeder (Minn.) Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg, Susan Rawcliffe (Calif.) Drake Andersen (Minn.) Dave Burrell (Pa.) Caroline Mallone (N.C.) McKnight Composer Bennett Siems (Minn.) Tuscarora (Conn.) Carlos Rafael Rivera (Calif.) Yawo Attivor (Minn.) Frank DAmico (Pa.) Composer in the Schools John Mayrose (N.C.) Fellowships Adam Wernick (Minn.) Barbara McAlister, Cherokee Jesse Rogg (Calif.) Carol Barnett (Minn.) Paul Epstein (Pa.) Matthew Goodheart (Calif.) Joel Puckett (Md.) Mary Ellen Childs (Minn.) (N.Y.) Adam Rudolph (Calif.) Eric William Barnum (Minn.) Ellen Fishman-Johnson (Pa.) Diedre Robinson (D.C.) Viv Corringham (Minn.) subito in Minnesota R. Carlos Nakai, Navajo/Ute Steve Schalchlin (Calif.) Al Biales (Minn.) Andrew Hanna (Pa.) Composers Workshops Mark Sylvester (Md.) Edie Hill (Minn.) Elizabeth Alexander (Minn.) (Ariz.) Alex Shapiro (Calif.) Arthur Campbell (Minn.) Jennifer Higdon (Pa.) Daniel Kennedy (Calif.) Lois V.Vierk (N.Y.) Aaron Kerr (Minn.) Erik Barsness (Minn.) Dr. James Nason, Comanche Kubilay Uner (Calif.) Paul Cantrell (Minn.) Chuck Holdeman (Del.) James Winn (Nev.) Abbie Betinis (Minn.) (Wash.) Nedra Wheeler (Calif.) Viv Corringham (Minn.) David Laganella (Pa.) Community Partners Philip Blackburn (Minn.) George Quincy, Choctaw (N.Y.) McKnight Visiting Michael Coyle (Minn.) Gerald Levinson (Pa.) Northern California Aaron Leitko (D.C.)  Laura Caviani (Minn.) Jerod Impichaachaaha Tate, Composers Dress Rehearsal of Rio de Michael Croswell (Minn.) Robert Moran (Pa.) Composers Commissioning Mary Ellen Childs (Minn.) Chickasaw (Colo.) Sangre at Disney Hall Catherine Dalton (Minn.) Geoffrey Peterson (Pa.) Program Sidiki Conde (N.Y.) Holly Hee Won Coughlin (Minn.) (Calif.) Bobb Fantauzzo (Minn.) Daniel Peterson (Pa.) Linda Bouchard (Calif.) Stuart Hyatt (Ind.) Michael Croswell (Minn.) innova Recordings Kate Gale (Calif.) Philip Fried (Minn.) Scott Robinson (Pa.) Matt Small (Calif.) 6 Alex Shapiro (Calif.) Christopher Gable (Minn.) Evan Solot (Pa.) 0 Mark Applebaum (Calif.) Christopher Gable (Minn.) Kurt Rohde (Calif.) 0 Minnesota Orchestra Chris Granias (Minn.) 2 Kerry Walsh (Calif.) Monette Sudler (Pa.) Ellen Ruth Rose (Calif.) Carol Barnett (Minn .) Timothy Goplerud (N.J.) Reading Sessions and Edie Hill (Minn.) e Chris Granias (Minn.) David Thomas (Pa.) San Francisco Chamber n Jeremy Beck (Ky.)

u Gao Hong (Minn.) J Composer Institute Jazz Composers Series Todd Harper (Minn.) Orchestra (Calif.) John Belcher (Mass.) - Nickolai Kolarov (Minn.) J.Anthony Allen (Minn.) Babaghanoush (Calif.) James Holdman (Minn.) SoundExchange San Francisco Community Music 5 Henry Brant (Calif.) 0 Giovanna Imbesi Trio (Calif.) Scott Miller (Minn.) Ben Camp (Pa.) 0 Judy Dunaway (Mass.) Mark Dancigers (Conn.) Marc Jensen (Minn.) Center (Calif.) 2 Ann Millikan (Minn.) Stephen Lockwood Ensemble Charles Cohen (Pa.)

y Matthew Fields (Mich.) Juli Johnson (Minn.) l Electropolis (Minn.) Nirmala Rajasekar (Minn.) u Stuart Dempster (Wash.) J Ed Martin (Ill.) (Calif.) Bill Kempe (Minn.) New Music For People to Yoav Gal & Yael Kanerek (N.Y)

¥ Matthew Smith (Minn.) Norbert Palej (N.Y.) Mark Luger (Minn.) Helena Espvall-Santoleri (Pa.) Play 6 Alexandra Gardner (D.C.) J.D. Steele (Minn.) 0 Sean Shepherd (N.Y.) Richard Zvonar Tribute Midge McCloy (Minn.) David Gamper (N.Y.) Loretta Notareschi (Calif.) 0 Henry Gwiazda (N. D.)

2 David Evan Thomas (Minn.) Gerone Dale Jimenez (Pa.) Reynold Tharp (Calif.) Salon Elliott Miles McKinley (Minn.) Katrina Wreede (Calif.) t Randall Hall (Ill.) Jay Walters (Minn.) r Zhou Tian (Pa.) Pamela Goldsmith (Calif.) Shirley Mier (Minn.) Jesse Kudler (Pa.) o Teresa LeVelle (Calif.) Jennifer Weir (Minn.) p Alex Shapiro (Calif.) Wade Oden (Minn.) Byard Lancaster (Pa.) Reading Sessions e Timothy McAllister (N.Y.)

R Mark Wheaton (Calif.) Evan Lipson (Pa.) Mike Olson (Minn.) John G. Bilotta (Calif.)

l Harry Partch (Calif.) Welcome Christmas! a Julieanne Rabens (Minn.) New England Chapter Jonathan Matis (aka Morris) Earplay (Calif.) u Belinda Reynolds (Calif.) Carol Contest n subito in Los Angeles Paul Reiners (Minn.) (D.C.) Philip Freihofner (Calif.) n Neil Rolnick (N.Y.) Paul Gibson (Calif.) A Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli Monica McIntyre (Pa.) Savage Aural Hotbed (Minn.) Stephen Rettner (Minn.) Faith Partners Lisa Scola Prosek (Calif.) ¥ Jocelyn Hagen (Minn.) Bart Miltenberger (Pa.) Barry Schrader (Calif.) (Calif.) Matthew Smith (Minn.) Louise Mundinger (Mass.) Martha Stoddard (Calif.) m

u Philip Curtis (Calif.) (N.Y.) r Philip Schroeder (Ark.) David Evan Thomas (Minn.) o Valerie Opielski (N.Y.) F Paul Livingstone (Calif.) Sandra Waterman (Minn.) subito in the Bay Area Ensembles New England Conservatory s

r Karl Montevirgen (Calif.) John Phillips (Pa.) Stephen Blumberg (Calif.)

e (Calif.) Wind Ensemble Reading s Dan Ostermann (Calif.) Dave Smolen (Pa.) o Matt Steckler (N.Y.) Music in Motion Karl Henning (Mass.) Yu-Hui Chang (Calif.) p Joe Whitt (Pa.) Allan Crossman (Calif.) m University of St.Thomas Wind Marc Jensen (Minn.) David Patterson (Mass.) o Harvest of Song (Calif.) C Ensemble (Minn.) Anne Kilstofte (Minn.)

n Ann Millikan (Minn.) Alden Jenks (Calif.) a New England Orchestral c i Tom Scott (Minn.) Sam Nichols (Calif.) r Consortium Commissions e Matthew Smith (Minn.) Pamela Layman Quist (Calif.) m David Kechley (Mass.) A Michael Weinstein (Mass.) Kurt Rohde (Calif.) Laurie San Martin (Calif.) A10 Matt Small (Calif.) A11 Regional Chapters Coast-to-Coast The American Composers Forum A national and regional overview

The Forum began in 1973 as an informal group of In Northern California “Remove Before Flight” Takes Off graduate students including The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Libby Larsen and Stephen Paulus with funding from By Polly Moller ¥ Launched its New Music for People to Play collaboration with the San a $400 grant from the Universitys Student Club Francisco Community Music Center, allowing resident composers to The Hiller Aviation Museum is a familiar landmark on the Peninsula in Activities Fund. On February 25,1975, Articles of compose for and work with both young and adult amateur performers; the San Francisco Bay Area. After driving past it on Highway 101 for Incorportion were filed for the official launch of many years, it finally occurred to me that, given my long artistic love The Minnesota Composers Forum. At first, the Forum ¥ Celebrated its ninth season of Composers in the Schools residencies affair with aviation, I would be a natural match with the museum as a Composer-in-Residence. served only members and communities in Minnesota with a concert at Trinity Chapel in Berkeley featuring Bay Area professional Postcard announcing the and its surrounding areas. By 1995, however, more musicians performing new works written by participating students; Minnesota Chapters In early 2005, I paid the museum a visit to test my intuition. After than 50 percent of the Forums members resided Music in Motion performances spending just a few minutes with the early aircraft exhibit, I was outside Minnesota. Volunteer chapters were emerging ¥ Selected composer/presenter/performer partnerships for its first with the James Sewell Ballet convinced. The painstakingly handcrafted parts of the early flying in other cities, so a formal chapter network was annual Northern California Composers Commissioning Program, creating new works and relationships in the region; machines captivated me. These wooden structures had been hollowed created with national- and community-based funding. In Minneapolis-St. Paul out to approximate the air chambers in the bones of birds. I imagined ¥ Continued its popular Reading Sessions series with San Francisco new an early aviator doing everything he could to reduce the weight of his In 1996, the Minnesota Composers Forum renamed music ensemble Earplay; The Minnesota Chapter machine, and enduring trial after frustrating trial in which the craft just itself the American Composers Forum, and now acts ¥ Offered Composer to Composer sessions with American wouldnt fly. as the umbrella national organization for five locally ¥ Awarded Community Partners grants for composers projects at composer Kevin Puts, whose Sinfonia Concertante was performed funded chapters in Minnesota (based in Saint Paul), Bay Area venues; by the Minnesota Orchestra, and with French composer Laurent Inspired by this visit, I decided to approach the museum and convince New England (based in Boston),Washington DC, Petitgirard, whose opera The Elephant Man was performed the staff that they needed to have a piece written for them. In February 2005, I called up Tish Bayer, the museums Director of Development, and Philadelphia, and San Francisco, in addition to volun- Advanced the careers of regional composers and performers through its by The Minnesota Opera; ¥ announced,Im Polly Moller, and Im a composer. You need a teer-led chapters in and Los Angeles. subito grants for a variety of projects. composer-in-residence. Bayer was perplexed at first, but I convinced ¥ Held Composer Workshops including Publishing Models for her that a commission of a new work might be a good idea Forum members pay annual dues that are used to fund Composers, exploring the essentials of starting and Funding for the San Francisco - Bay Area Chapter is provided by the William and Flora especially since the Hiller Aviation Museum was searching for a way to networking and informational services, such as the maintaining a successful self-publishing business, and Music in Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation  reach out to new constituencies and become a community-oriented Forums website www.composersforum.org and Motion, exploring the ways composers and choreographers organization.Together we came up with the idea of a flute quartet to be bimonthly newsletter, Sounding Board. The Forum interact; premiered at the museums annual fundraising gala. also funds national and local commissioning projects, In Southern California as well as performance and career-advancement ¥Through its new Music in Motion program, commissioned two I wrote a proposal to the San Francisco Bay Area chapters Community programs for individual composers and performers. The Los Angeles Chapter (acf/LA) composer-choreographer teams to create new dance works Partners program, hoping to get its support so my piece could be 6 written for the museums underserved audience of aviation buffs, 0

0 These projects and programs are funded by grants ¥ Organized a regular series of Composer Salons at the TuttoMedia studios for performance by James Sewell Ballet;

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0 The Forums regional chapters are able to provide Family Alliance. Commissioned new works for mothers and his machine, and to the red tags traditionally applied to air cargo. The 0 2 programs and services, tailored for their local ¥ Held a special memorial Salon honoring Richard Zvonar, a key figure in children will be performed by Cantus, a Twin Cities-based pieces two movements,The Breeze and Takeoff , were meant as two y l

u separate daydreams in the mind of that early aviator. J communities, with financial support from local donors. the Los Angeles new music scene and dedicated supporter of acf/LA; professional mens a cappella ensemble;

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0 American Composers Forum, composers, performers After its premiere on October 8, 2005,Remove Before Flight had 0 ¥ Arranged for members to attend the final dress rehearsal of Rio De ¥ Arranged a monthly Tuesday Salon series at the St. Paul studio

2 three more performances in April and May 2006. The Cayenne Flute and presenters residing in the Chapter regions are t Sangre, an opera by Don Davis, at the new Walt Disney Concert Hall of the new music ensemble Zeitgiest, offering informal

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In Philadelphia In Boston The Philadelphia Chapter The New England Chapter ¥ Witnessed The Philadelphia Orchestras premiere performance ¥ Announced the appointment of David McMullin as its new of Daniel Kelloggs Ben, a commission resulting from a director, succeeding Beth Denisch, the founding director of nationwide Benjamin Franklin Commissioning Competition the American Composers Forum New England (ACFNE); organized by the Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chapter; ¥ Saw the culmination of a Faith Partners residency at Jubilee ¥ Facilitated a commission for the Great Philadelphia Tourism Christian Church and Temple Ohabei Shalom,in Brookline, Marketing Corporation; Mass., by composer Louise Mundinger; the worship-service performances of new choral works she wrote for choir, ¥ Presented the premiere performance of four collaborative youth choir, and soloists reached over 1,000 congregants; compositions created through its SoundExchange residency with Pauline Oliveros and her Deep Listening Band; ¥ Through its Composer Residency Program, commissioned Michael Weinstein and David Kechley to write The D.C. Chapter acted as fiscal agent Top: Players from the Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Bottom: New England com- ¥ Arranged commissions, workshops, and summer residencies for performances of choreographer Jane new orchestral works for multiple performances by the poser Louise Mundinger (at the keyboard) rehearses one of her anthems at Juiblee for a variety of local composers and performers through its Jeradis Efficiency staged during the Washington New England Orchestra Consortium; Christian Church. Community Partners program; Performing Arts Societys 40th Anniversary Season. ¥ Witnessed the premiere performances of Weinsteins ¥ Helped advance the careers of individual artists with Chamber Symphony, by Consortium members, including subito grants for a variety of projects initiated by regional In Washington, D.C. the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Classical composers and performers. Orchestra, and Symphony by the Sea. This new work The Washington D.C. Chapter was heard by 1,788 listeners in four communities; Funding for the Philadelphia Chapter is provided by The William Penn ¥ Hosted its fifth Sonic Circuits Festival of Electronic Foundation,The Philadelphia Cultural Fund,The Pennsylvania Council on Music, with a variety of events and performers ¥ Arranged for reading sessions of members works by the the Arts Program Stream, and The Argosy Foundation for Contemporary staged at multiple venues around town; New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Music 

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A16 A17 A Premiere Ensemble Our Donors continued from page A3 The chairs of the central and western districts will tell you exactly small groups. Leonard and Schuller agree that the piece is Regional Chapters the same thing. ‘Well, we dont have the private teachers that you challenging, but well within the reach of any good high school band. have in Boston.We dont have access to the conservatories, Leonard says. In this situation, Im a composer who is a teacher, said Schuller. Teaching is making young people, whatever people, believe in the San Francisco Bay Los Angeles Chapter Washington, D.C. Philadelphia Chapter (cont.) Another advantage in towns like Lexington, where the median fact that they can do something that at the moment they think they Area Chapter Chapter Individuals household income is creeping above $100,000, is money. cant do. Foundations Timothy Albro Private lessons are standard practice for students in the wind Foundations The Ann and Gordon Getty Rusty Banks ensemble, and although good teachers can be found in any town They can play all of this, Schuller says of the Lexington students. Foundations The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Peter A. Benoliel and for a wide range of incomes, they are easier to find in higher- And if somebody on a high note misses a note, I mean, so what? Fund for Artists Foundation The James Irvine Foundation Peter Greer income places like Carlisle, Concord,Acton, Lexington, and Come on, its not the end of the world. (an initiative of the Ford, The Harman Family Foundation David Kramer Chelmsford, says Houry Marie Schmeizl, president of the Greater James Irvine, and William Government Grants Allen Krantz Lowell Music Teachers Association. During the rehearsal, however, Schuller manages to hide this laissez- and Flora Hewlett Foundations) The Los Angeles Department Government Mark A. Seidman faire sentiment. He speaks to the students calmly, usually with a William and Flora Hewlett of Cultural Affairs DC Commission on the Arts Susan Shingle Communities with a higher tax base attract families who are smile, but he is nevertheless an exacting technician. Notes should Foundation and Humanities Marilyn Tague looking for schools that have better arts programs and more last just so long; a solo should be just so loud; C-sharp means James Irvine Foundation Individuals San Francisco Foundation Vera Wilson community activities, says Schmeizl, who also is director of the C-sharp. Charlotte Brown Individuals Piano Academy at Hart Pond in Chelmsford.That, in turn, draws Michael Carroll J. Leeds Barroll Individuals In-Kind Gifts teachers who look for places that truly respect music and its At other times, hes a music historian, pausing to offer observations Joy and Jim Caswell Jon Bauman Alexis Alrich Melodyvision, Inc. place in education and the world at large. on musicians he has worked with (Vibrato is a big rarity nowadays, Daniel Cariaga Jodi Beder Peter and Ann Barden The University of the Arts also in jazz. . . . Stan Kenton killed it off.) and those he hasnt Nancy B. and Martin V. Chalifour Helmut Braunlich Herb Bielawa These towns attract teachers who can more easily make their (Beethoven didnt put grace notes before the first bar, so I thought Peggi Chute Angelo Cicolani New England Chapter Kitty Brody living because they can charge more, she says. I shouldnt do it, either). Don Davis Rose Ann Tod Brody Daniella Feightner Dennis Deloria Yu-Hui Chang and William Beck Foundations Put everything together, and Lexington satisfies the key factors cited And in a couple of instances, hes the substitute teacher keeping Tom Flaherty Glenna Dibrell Glenna Dibrell Anonymous foundation by Cecil Adderley, chairman of the Music Education Department at order, asking a couple of slouching saxophonists to sit up. Alan Goldman James Dorsey Adam Frey The Boston Globe Foundation the . Peter Golub Ulf Grahn Michael H. Hawkins Cherbec Advancement Foundation You in the hat, he says to a tuba player. We usually play without Stephen A Kanter M.D. Zona Hostetler Esther Landau Hunt Alternatives Fund A strong school music program starts with dedicated, certified a hat. Anne LeBaron Bonnie Thron Jacobowitz Frank Levin LEF Foundation teachers who know how to teach and continues with setting clear Mu Phi Epsilon Joseph Jakuta Wayne Peterson A.C. Ratshesky Foundation goals for the community, says Adderley. You need to have a plan in Josiah Reibstein snatches his black ski cap and drops it on his lap Mark Robson Keith Kramer Lisa Prosek Sunfield Foundation the middle and elementary grades to identify the population that before blowing again into his mouthpiece. Alex Shapiro Lori Laitman Kurt Rohde John and Naomi Tomfohrde will be later tapped to fill the ranks of the high school ensembles, Abby Sher Richard Lake Ellen Ruth Rose Foundation whether it be the jazz band, orchestra, choir, or what have you. Schullers ministrations are purely musical when he calls on piccolo Haim and Paula Shtrum Anna Larson Karen Rosenak player Hannah MacKenzie-Margulies at several points. Each time, she A Gernot Wolfgang Ronald Leve Government m Lexingtons version of the musical farm system goes on display four responds with a quick nod and another try at the troublesome e r

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works for middle schoolers. However, high school bands often e reflect gifts given between July 1, 2005, Zanaida Robles C. Lee Essrig p perform the premieres, says Leonard, and BandQuests artistic One of the targets is trombonist Josh Evans, whose uneven breath o and June 30, 2006. If your name has Philadelphia Chapter Wallace & Nannette Feurzeig r

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Aaron Larget-Caplan l Richard Zvonar Memorial Fund y (see directory on page A20). The five-minute composition, like all of Schullers works, uses the If you practice that for 4 1/2 minutes, youll get it, Schuller says. The William Penn Foundation John McDonald 2 Dorie Griggs 0 The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts atonal method that is a pillar of 20th-century music but still hasnt Then for the rest of your life, youll remember me. 0 Ross Moyer 5

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pattern for the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. In Natures Way, Copyright ' 2006 Globe Newspaper Company. Elliott S. & Dorothy R. Schwartz 2  0  dynamics change suddenly, and dense textures with the full Reproduced here with permission 0 Kevin Williams 6 ensemble give way to complex snippets of melody by soloists or A19