Schola Cantorum on Hudson (SCH) kicked off its 15th Anniversary Season with the global launch of Project Encore™, a searchable database of choral works that have been premiered, but have not yet garnered significant additional performances. The database provides detailed information about new works, links to composer and publisher websites, sound files, and sample pages of scores. We cordially invite conductors to browse the list of exciting new choral works accessible via SCH’s website http://ScholaOnHudson.org.
Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director and Founder of SCH and of Project Encore™, states, “The Project Encore™ initiative arose through our collaboration with composers in response to their need for a channel to greater performance opportunities for deserving works.” John Nuechterlein, member of the Project Encore™ Advisory Council and President/CEO of American Composers Forum, states, “Project Encore is a wonderful way to catalog and promote the best of new choral repertoire for the field. It is not always easy for composers to secure performances beyond the premiere, and I applaud the effort of Schola Cantorum on Hudson to share top-notch work with other choruses through this database.” Other members of the Advisory Council include Robert Schuneman, President of ECS Publishing; Z. Randall Stroope, American composer and choral conductor; and Nicholas Cleobury, Founder/Conductor of England’s Sounds New.
Composers may submit one composition per calendar quarter for possible inclusion in the Project Encore™ database. A review panel comprised of well-respected professionals in the international choral community evaluates and, subsequently, recommends new postings from the body of works submitted. SCH supports the database initiative by including Project Encore™ works as a major portion of its season programming. To submit a work, click here.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The submission deadline for the current quarter is February 15, 2010. The next submission deadline is May 15, 2010.