2017 TUTTI Festival

June 29, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Denison University announces the seventh TUTTI Festival will be held from February 6-11, 2017 (with concerts primarily February 9-11, 2017), with festival composer Augusta Read Thomas (www.http://augustareadthomas.com). We are also excited to feature guest ensembles NOW Ensemble (www.nowensemble.com) and Denison’s Ensemble-in-Residence, ETHEL (http://www.ethelcentral.org) and encourage submissions for them. In addition, Denison faculty, including Duo Felice (clarinet and horn duo), students, and ensembles will be available for performances. Composers may submit a maximum of two works, for the featured ensembles or for any combination of the following: fl, ob, cl, bn, sax, hn, tp, tbn, pf, perc, SATB voices, vn, va, vc, db, SATB chamber choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, bluegrass ensemble, jazz combo, jazz ensemble, and Balinese gamelan, angklung.

There is no established limit on duration but feasibility of performance will be a consideration. Preference will be given to works under 12 minutes in duration. Composers may provide their own performers and should indicate such with their submission. Attendance at the conference is required of all composers whose works will be performed.

Submit works in the following categories:

• CATEGORY I – Works to be considered by NOW Ensemble. Please submit works for combinations of instruments not to exceed the following: flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano.

• CATEGORY II – Works to be considered by ETHEL. Please submit works for combinations of instruments not to exceed the following: 2 vn, va, vc.

• CATEGORY III – Works to be considered by Duo Felice (clarinet and horn).

• CATEGORY IV –Instrumental works (for up to two musicians). Works for solo instrument with or without accompanied to be performed by faculty or students. All standard orchestral instruments are available.

• CATEGORY V – Chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).

• CATEGORY VI – Chamber instrumental ensembles. Works for flute ensemble, fiddle ensemble, and mixed chamber ensembles to be performed by faculty and student performers.

• CATEGORY VII – Vocal music. Works for solo voice or voices with instrumental accompaniment. Works for soprano or tenor are particularly encouraged, although all voice types are available.

• CATEGORY VIII – Choral. Works for SATB choir, 24 voices, to be performed by the Denison University Chamber Singers.

• CATEGORY IX – Wind Ensemble. Non-concerto works for wind ensemble, grade levels 3.5-5, to be performed by the Denison University Wind Ensemble.

• CATEGORY X – Orchestra. Non-concerto works for orchestra with instrumentation of no more than 2222-4331-timp-2 perc-strings. Selected works will be performed by the Denison University Symphony Orchestra. Preference will be given for works with single winds / brass works as well as works for string orchestra.

• CATEGORY XI – Gamelan. Balinese gamelan, angklung. Scores or appropriate materials to teach the music aurally may be submitted.

• CATEGORY XII – Bluegrass Ensemble, to be performed by Denison University Bluegrass Ensemble.

• CATEGORY XIII – Jazz Combo or Jazz Ensemble

• CATEGORY XIV– Electronic/Electro-Acoustic/Multi-media. Five-channel playback and video projection is available. Composers may need to supply other equipment. Submissions for live electronics, acoustic soloist or ensemble with electronics are also welcomed.

• CATEGORY XV – Composer-provided performers (including dancers). Works for which the composer can provide performers will be considered. Please submit a recording of the intended performer(s) performing the submitted works (if possible). Unfortunately, Denison cannot provide funds associated with composer-provided performers.

Submission deadline: August 1, 2016. Please submit your submissions online via the link:

Please submit up to two compositions for consideration. Submissions will only be accepted electronically through Music Avatar. Materials sent by email or post will not be considered and will not be returned.

All composers whose compositions have been selected will be notified by November 30. Selected composers must provide all performance materials. Denison University will not pay rental costs or other fees relating to performance materials, performers, or instruments. For further information or any questions, please contact Ching-chu Hu at: hu@denison.edu or HyeKyung Lee at: leeh@denison.edu.

Webpage: http://denison.edu/series/tutti.