Maureen Dowdell of the Vocal Area Network promotes Project Encore, a project of Schola Cantorum on Hudson dedicated to promoting second performances of choral works which have already been premiered:
Where gaining a second performance traditionally depended on a composer’s ability to “shop” a score, Project Encore offers a cost-effective, one-stop solution to increasing visibility for composers as well as making works available to conductors and ensembles. Tann, whose work Paradise is represented in the database, surmises, “We are somehow becoming a community united by email, and MP3s and PDFs. And so, I think [of] the Schola Cantorum on Hudson effort as, in a way, you know, it takes a village, as creating the community. But the community isn’t a geographical one, it’s one that unites our interests across these spaces.”
Read more here. Pictured: Deborah King, Schola’s artistic director.