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Composition review at Shawnee?

Hello, good fellows,
 
I wanted to discuss one point mentioned in my profile. Back in early April or late March, I submitted a choral composition at Shawnee Press for review. Ms. Noelle Chave, who answered my telephone calls and e-mails, informed me that it will be approximately one month's time before the artistic director will finish reviewing it and respond back. it's now a little more than 2 months later, and I haven't received an e-mail from him (the artistic director). For Shawnee, does that mean the work has been decline? Or will the director respond regardless? If anyone has any information in regards to this, please let me know.
 
Thanks ever so greatly!
 
Regards,
Tony
Replies (14): Threaded | Chronological
on June 4, 2013 1:12pm
Tony,
 
This is Greg Gilpin, Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press.  Please contact Noelle to discuss your submission or you can resend directly to me.   Contact me through my web site at www.GregGilpin.com.  Thank you.
on July 8, 2013 4:07pm
I haven't checked my responses here in a bit.
 
Thank you for informing me, Mr. Gilpin. At this time, I have given the piece to my old high-school choral director to look at. He and his advanced Chamber Singers are going to perform the piece and produce a live demo recording of it, as I learned it might help in any composition review process. These will be submitted to you during the fall or winter time. Until then, I hope you're having a fabulous summer so far!
 
Tony
on August 16, 2013 11:04am
Time for another update.
 
I want to inform my choral music community that my composition regretfully has been declined: while the artistic director regarded it for its creativity and lot of "fun ideas", it was ultimately too difficult (I wonder if he means complex/complicated) for what Shawnee Press would normally look for. And so, with good grace, he had to turn it away.
 
Sadly for me, it would be hard to make revisions to it to make it any easier, since I spent so much time and effort in devloping those intrinsic inter-connecting vocal lines found in the score. So, I guess I should put this aside for a while; when the lengthy time-lapes has loosened my resistance to edit my work again. *laughter*
 
I think one of my blunders was that this wasn't previously sang by any choir, so I wouldnd't know too well where it would actually stand. I did give it to my old high-school choral director, as indicated above, but their school year hasn't start yet. Well, we'll see what he says on how it went with the singers when the time comes. And, I'll continue to post updates.
 
Concluding, I want to thank Greg Gilpin for spending his time and energy in reviewing my submission; and for encouraging me on my path to success.
 
Tony
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