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|NEW MUSIC SERIES|
It is our hope that the inauguration of this Series will, over time, create a rich body of published and recorded literature that will nurture the students of Shorter University, enrich the audiences of Northwest Georgia, and create significant contributions to the canon of American art song, keyboard music, and choral repertoire.
New Music Series 2011
In 2011, New York City composer Norman Mathews has been commissioned to write a new work for a faculty vocal ensemble and piano. This piece will be premiered on September 19, 2011. Shorter students, faculty, and alumni will also present a truncated version of "Lost Empires," a musical theatre piece that will comprise the second half of the program. The program will also include previously written art songs. In the workshops and lectures that will surround this event, students and faculty will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Mathews, discuss his career and compositional decisions, and coach his repertoire with him.
The first New Music Series commission has already been contracted, and will be premiered in the fall of 2009. Jocelyn Hagen of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will write two new works for voice and piano: a short song cycle for baritone and piano and a duet for soprano and tenor. The premiere of these works will take place in Brookes Chapel at Shorter University on September 14th, 2009. In the workshops and lectures that will surround this event, students and faculty will have the opportunity to meet Ms. Hagen, discuss her career and compositional decisions, and coach her repertoire with her.
Click here to download the program from 2007.
Click here to view the 2007 photo gallery.
Shorter University is currently seeking a Composer-in-Residence for the 2013 installment of the New Music Series. The selected composer will receive a commission fee, accomodations, and round-trip transportation to Rome, Georgia for an evening devoted to his or her music. In exchange, the composer will agree to write at least one new work which will receive its premiere as part of the Shorter University New Music Series.
For consideration, interested composers may send materials and inquiries to:
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