Friday, April 24, 2009

Call for soprano and violin music

Hope Wechkin and Washington Composers Forum present a call for scores for soprano and violin (one performer). Chosen music will be performed on a concert in Seattle with date TBA.


Hope WechkinHope Wechkin is best known to Seattle audiences for innovative and virtuosic pairings of the voice and violin. Her recent show Charisma featured such a pairing, and was presented at ACT Theatre. A well-known interpreter of contemporary vocal literature, she has premiered many works by Northwest composers and is the soprano soloist with Affinity. In 2006 she performed George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children for Seattle Symphony's Made in America festival, and she has appeared with the Contemporary Opera Lab in Winnipeg, Canada. She has also appeared as a soloist with The Esoterics, the Pacific Chamber Ensemble, the Northwest Chorale, and others. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Ms. Wechkin has studied with Thomasa Eckert, Marianne Weltmann, and Nancy Zylstra in Seattle, and with Josephine Mongiardo in New York.

ELIGIBILITY The call is open to the general public.

SUBMISSION Composers may submit multiple scores for soprano and violin (one performer). Scores may be of any duration. Previously performed works are welcome, but the performance history of the work must be included. The performer will adjudicate the call, and may choose not to perform any of the submissions. Submission packets must be received by May 4, 2009 and contain the following: 1) Performing score(s). Duration and page numbers must be clearly indicated. Scores must be marked with a pseudonym. 2) Contact information envelope containing name, address, phone number, email address and pseudonym. To have materials returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

If the submission is expedited, please do not require a signature for delivery. Otherwise, the submission may be held up.

For more information contact WCF.

Send submissions to: Soprano and Violin Submissions

Washington Composers Forum

6114 12th Avenue NE Seattle WA 98115-6704 USA