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The Spotlight on You- Upload New Works

I have started submitting my Spotlight articles for the front page of ChoralNet.   Though  there are some gems in the Showcase that have not been featured, I need more works to choose from.  If I am going to be able to effectively advocate for our community I need more new material to present to ChoralBlog readers.
If there are four or more new works uploaded by Wednesday, August 20 one of them will be featured on Sunday August 24.  Now is your chance to have people notice what you do!  
Insight into what I look for in order of importance:
  1.  Is the piece marketable to a broad audience?
  2. Is there a recording of some kind? A real recording is preferred, a Matt Curtis or similar virtual recording second and lastly a virtual recording.   If there is no recording, it is unlikely I will feature it.
  3. Is there a significant portion of the work available in the PDF?  If major transitions are missing it is less likely I will feature it. 
  4.  Is it for something other than SATB? Because we have less of this repertoire, it is the first place I look.   Plenty of SATB works get featured as well.
  5. Is it interesting to a specific audience or for a specific theme or liturgical celebration? Sometimes a niche audience is better. 
  6. Do I think the work is approachabe by the apparent target choir type? 
  7. Do I think the writing is well crafted?
  8. Is it a piece not published by a large company? (Exception: I would love to feature a piece that is also available on JWPepper's or Sheet Music Plus' eprint service for composers.  Let me know if any of your works that have not received a Silver Platter are also available there. Traditionally published pieces may be featured but they are ususally farther down the food chain.
Notice that the marketability is number one.  It may include all of the other factors but I look for pieces that will be enjoyed by directors, choirs and their audiences.  
If you are at your maximum Showcase entries and want to swap out a work, just message me which one to remove. 
Jack Senzig
Replies (11): Threaded | Chronological
on August 14, 2014 7:51am
I have a piece coming soon sung by "Choir for composers" - back later in the year with it :-)
Applauded by an audience of 1
on August 14, 2014 8:50am
Hi Jack!
Can you use a TTBB arrangement of an unknown jubilee piece, "Hold My Hand?"  It was on the Ohio OMEA contest several years ago, and it won a spot on this year's C7 International Competition.  Shall I send you the pdf. score and live mp3, privately?  I'm not sure if such items can be sent through this rectangle. 
on August 14, 2014 8:51am
It's been a long time since I uploaded anything.... so long that I no longer remember where or how to do it.  Is there a link to the directions?

Many thanks,
Chris Humphrey
on August 14, 2014 10:54am
Are we still using the only 3 - 4 uploads for each composer?  I've done a lot of stuff that I haven't put online yet.
If you're looking for something to feature, take a look at my Mass.  I put the whole score online and have a Matt Curtis recording (I only put the Kyrie recording on here.)
on August 15, 2014 8:03am
Hi all, 
   10 pieces total: maximum of three pieces in any one voicing category we have a page for plus one seasonal piece of any voicing.  
   ex. 3 2 SATB 1 SATB divisi (same category as SATB) 3 SSA and 3 TTBB works plus a TTBB Christmas work= 10
  Directions can be found through the community hoe page but here is the link:
   Congratulations to M. Susan Brown who got on this quickly and uploaded a bunch.  They that sow in tears will be featured this week.   I will again choose from among the pieces uploaded this week if I get at least 4.
on August 16, 2014 7:06pm
Thanks for the encouragement Jack.
I will be uploading at least two pieces tomorrow (Sunday, August 17).
I am excited to see/hear Susan's feature.
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
on August 17, 2014 9:37am
I've sent you a message about getting editing privileges (which I don't seem to have at the moment) - will hopefully have time to upload some works on Monday.
on August 17, 2014 6:05pm
I would like to submit but click on the library page as is recommended on the youtube and do not see a download page. can you walk me through this.
Charles DuMontier
on August 18, 2014 12:03pm
   I gave you editor status so you can start the process.  However, you need to read and follow the directions here: as I won't post your stuff until I receive the legal request I need. 
on August 18, 2014 1:32pm
Thanks Jack - four new works now uploaded:
"God To Enfold Me" (SABar)
"Come I This Day To The Father" (SABar)
"In The Bleak Midwinter" (SATB)
"Thou Knowest, Lord, The Secrets Of Our Hearts" (SSAA)
I'll add some more which have recordings when I can.
on August 18, 2014 6:16pm

I'm trying to become an editor of the library - sent you two messages last week. Anything else I need to do?

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