GC Call for Choral Compositions

Georgia College Choral Ensembles, Milledgeville, GA

RESULTS OF OUR 2015 CALL

The Georgia College Choral Ensembles is privileged to announce the works selected from its inaugural call for scores. The compositions listed below will be performed on the choirs' spring concert entitled, Music Lives, on Saturday, April 16 in Milledgeville at First Baptist Church. Congratulations to all of the composers who submitted works and thank you for such an inspiring review of a variety of outstanding choral music. In the process of making final decisions, we choose pieces that fit our ensembles and the flow of the concert. We received over 200 entries from extremely talented composers and our decisions were difficult.


Rich Campbell – Heaven

Stephen Cohn – Divided in War

Dominic Dousa – The Tears of Heaven

Joshua Fishbein – A Prep-School Boy

Kayla Jessop – Evening Star

David H. Johnson – Jerusalem Trio

Carrie Magin – The Snow Is Deep on the Ground

Cannon McClain – Refuge

Matthew Orlovich – Butterflies Dance

Paul John Rudoi – Miniyama Nayo

Review Deadline: December 1, 2015


The Georgia College Choral Ensembles invites submissions for its inaugural call for scores from all living composers. Selected entries will be performed on the choirs' spring concert entitled, Music Lives, on Saturday, April 16 in Milledgeville at First Baptist Church.

DETAILS:

  • No submission fee
  • Only one submission per composer
  • The composition may be a cappella, for keyboard or solo instruments (electro-acoustic works will not be considered).
  • A piano reduction and/or audio file or link (MIDI acceptable) is recommended for review.
  • Works must be for mixed choir or women's choir ( see ensemble descriptions below).
  • Works must not exceed six (6) minutes.
  • Single movements from larger works, not to exceed six (6) minutes, are acceptable.
  • Text must either be in public domain or the composer must have permission to use it.
  • Approximately twelve works may be chosen for the concert.
  • Each selected composer must submit final copies of choral score, accompaniment score (including piano reduction for rehearsal) and/or obbligato parts within two (2) weeks of selection.
  • Each selected composer will be invited to attend rehearsal(s) in person or by video conference, and/or meet with the choir, and/or be present for the performance.
  • Chosen composers will be notified by January 1, 2016.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

Please email your submissions to choral@gcsu.edu and submit the following form which includes the items below: http://goo.gl/forms/1DNDsHUi0n.
  • Name, phone number, mailing address, and email address
  • Full score as PDF
  • Title, instrumentation, and duration of work
  • URL to a recording or MIDI file of the piece
  • If you have trouble submitting to choral @gcsu.edu, please submit to jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu.

Please RSVP if you are considering submitting a composition. Thanks!

Tuesday, Dec. 1st 2015 at 11:45pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Max Noah Singers

MNS is a choral organization made up of select singers with an emphasis on the study and performance of a variety of literature from madrigals and motets to the avant garde. MNS is open by audition to all members of the university community. MNS has performed a number of premieres of commissioned works by such composers as Douglas O'Grady, John Hennecken, and David Hamilton. In addition to participating in the mostly classically based concerts with UC and WE, MNS also presents concerts with popular solo and ensemble music in a themed atmosphere, such as the annual Valentine’s Day Rendezvous.


MNS takes a performance, recruiting, and outreach tour each year; past destinations include Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Orlando, FL (Walt Disney World); Washington, D.C.; and New York City. MNS will be making a four-day performance, outreach, and recruiting tour in December after finals around middle Georgia. MNS will also be traveling to Hungary and Austria in May 2016. Eight members of MNS also represent Georgia College at the annual GMEA All-College Chorus. Members of Max Noah are also required to enroll in University Chorus and commit to the groups for the entire school year. MNS rehearses three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12-12:50 p.m., in Porter 304.

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An A Capella Christmas: Max Noah Singers by WRGC
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University Chorus

UC is a non-auditioned choral organization focusing on the study and performance of music of all periods and styles and is open to all members of the university community. Students who enjoy singing are encouraged to join regardless of major or music-reading skills. In the past five years, UC has performed a number of choral masterworks with instrumental ensembles and professional vocal soloists. These works include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Hymne, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Elgar’sSpanish Serenade, and Hamilton’s Christmas Come In!. UC has also premiered the commissioned work, Dona Nobis Pacem, by David Hamilton. UC rehearses twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Porter 304.
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Women's Ensemble

WE, open to all female members of the university community, is a non-auditioned choral organization focusing on the study and performance of music of all periods and styles specifically for women’s voices. All female students who enjoy singing are encouraged to join regardless of major or music-reading skills. WE was reconstituted in 2006 and since then has performed a variety of works for treble voices including five world premieres: two by Emma Lou Diemer, two by David Hamilton, and one by David Johnson. WE also does local outreach performances for elementary schools. WE rehearses twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:15 p.m., in Porter 304.
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Dr. Jennifer Morgan Flory, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Jennifer Morgan Flory is Professor of Music, Co-Graduate Coordinator for Music Education, and Director of Choral Activities. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She directs some of the choral ensembles and teaches choral music education, conducting, and music and civilization. Her research interests include living composers, such as Emma Lou Diemer and David Hamilton, and their music. She has written five articles for the Research Memorandum Series, a Journal of The American Choral Foundation, published by Chorus America. She has commissioned new works especially for the somewhat neglected medium of women’s choir. She also serves as a guest conductor and an adjudicator for GMEA LGPE, GMEA Solo & Ensemble, and GHSA Literary. She was also selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2014 Summer Symposium Program after a highly competitive application and selection process.