Call for Scores 2019
The Division of Music at Jacksonville University in partnership with Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Space 42 are pleased to host the Ninth Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance, a three-day festival of electronic music and art, to be held November 14-16, 2019 on the campus of Jacksonville University and Space 42 in Jacksonville, Florida. This year’s festival will feature Andrea Cheeseman, clarinetist; Thomas Dempster, bassoon; Sarah Jane Young, flutist and Tony Steve, percussionist. Composers are encouraged to submit solo works for all featured artists and duo or trio works for Andrea, Tom, Sarah and Tony.
Any composer may submit up to two works for tape alone or instrument(s) and tape or electronics up to 8.1 channels, and video for consideration. Applicants are required to bring their own performers when not submitting works for the featured performers. Works in progress will be considered if a substantial part of the piece is completed. You will need to complete a submission form for each work. Accepted composers are required to attend the festival for their work to be performed.
Artists or groups interested in playing an extended set (maximum 20 minutes) during the afterhours should submit with the form below.
Technical and research papers, lecture demonstrations, and workshop submissions that deal with music/multimedia and new technology are encouraged. Paper sessions are 20 minutes, including Q & A, each. Presenters may submit a maximum of two proposals. You will need to complete a submission form for each paper/presentation. Accepted presenters are required to attend, and (of course) present their work at the festival.
We welcome submissions of any standalone or interactive installations with electronic or electroacoustic audio components. Please describe all space requirements and expected needs in the form below, though plan to bring all gear required to setup your installation.
All works and papers will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer/presenter. The EABD strives to create a balanced event of contemporary electroacoustic music from the diverse range of composers/presenters who submit.
Andrea Cheeseman is a clarinetist and teacher living in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina. Throughout her career, she has been committed to playing good music and collaborating with inspiring people who challenge her.
A versatile performer, Cheeseman frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Although she regularly performs traditional repertoire, she is an advocate of new music and is a sought-after performer of electroacoustic music written for clarinet and bass clarinet. Wishing to promote electroacoustic music, she has toured extensively, giving recitals and masterclasses throughout the country. Additionally, Cheeseman has been a featured performer at festivals such as the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance and has appeared at SEAMUS (Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States) conferences. She has been described as “a skilled performer with an ability to connect to the audience. And comfortable in her own skin, she has the uncanny ability to slide into the soundscape as if she were physically part of it.” Cheeseman has premiered pieces by today’s leading composers and is recording her debut album to be released Fall 2018.
Since 2009, Andrea has served on the faculty at Appalachian State University where she teaches studio lessons and a methods course as well as coaches chamber music. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Cheeseman was on the faculties of Delta State University, Alma College and Hillsdale College. Cheeseman earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance from Michigan State University and the Bachelor of Music degrees in clarinet performance and music education from Ithaca College.
When not teaching or performing, Cheeseman spends her time gardening, swimming, practicing ashtanga yoga and perfecting her kimchi recipe.
Thomas Dempster (or Tom) is a bassoonist, composer, and educator living in the hills of central Arkansas. He has performed at previous SEAMUS, College Music Society, and SCI conferences as well as at EABD, the Manchester University New Music Festival, and the University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival. He has previously performed with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the Danville Orchestra, the Greensboro Philharmonia, the Florence Symphony Orchestra, and the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. He currently regularly performs with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock, AR. Tom studied bassoon with Michael Burns at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and had additional instruction with Kristin Wolfe-Jensen, Peter Simpson, and William Winstead.
As a composer, Tom’s works have been performed in 36 states and 15 foreign countries and can be found and/or heard on Navona Records, MusicSpoke, Potenza Publishing, and Quiet Design Records. He has received honors and accolades from ASCAP, BMI, Ithaca College, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Music Teachers Association, and a consortium of other nice people and institutions. Tom holds degrees in music composition and performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (BM) and the University of Texas at Austin (MM, DMA), where his mentors have included Russell Pinkston, Eddie Bass, Kevin Puts, Dan Welcher, and Don Grantham. He has held teaching positions at UNC-Greensboro, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and the Governor’s School of North Carolina. He is the coordinator of music studies and director of bands at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, a campus of the University of Arkansas, where he teaches world music, music theory, private instruction, Blues and Rock, and folk music and acoustical physics.
When not otherwise occupied, Tom enjoys wrangling his beagle, hiking, and making glass art. www.thomasdempster.com
Tony Steve (b.1959) teaches percussion and composition. He has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony (member 13 years), Israeli Festival Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, North Eastern Pennsylvania Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, and Bridgeport Symphony as a percussionist. He has toured with “A Chorus Line” in Europe, appeared in Korea as marimba soloist with the Brooklyn Percussion Ensemble, and performed as percussionist at Madison Square Garden for “ A Christmas Carol”. In addition, he has worked with Henry Mancini, Lou Rawls, Sheri Lewis and The Xaiver Cugat Orchestra. As a recording artist he has appeared on numerous recordings. The latest is performing the music of Robert Moore with Karen Adair on her solo release. The work “Sonnets from Assisi” is for marimba and soprano soloist in three movements. Other recording include, Release with Free Range, and Midnight Clear with Bob Moore. His works are published by Keyboard Publications. He is a Mike Balter Mallet artist. Professor Steve has also won numerous ASCAP writers awards and his music is performed in America as well as Europe and Asia.
Sarah Jane Young currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Sarah Jane Young has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. Afterreceiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, Bolivia, and throughout the United States. Performance venues include Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons,and Renée Fleming.
As a chamber musician Sarah Jane currently performs with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble based in Jacksonville, Florida, a featured ensemble at the TEDxJacksonville 2018 Conference. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore, a baroque flute ensemble; founding member of the Coreopsis Wind Quintet winner of the Promising Young Artist Competition; founding member of Duo Velocipede, an adventurous flute and saxophone duo specializing in the music of Neil Anderson- Himmelspach; and founding member of award winning new music ensemble What Is Noise.
She has performed as a guest artist at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, Harford Community College in Maryland, Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Ashville and Chapel Hill, James Madison University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, Webster University, the Conservatory of Music in Bolivia, University of Florida, and Troy University. She served on faculty at the FSU Summer Band Camp, Montelione Music Camp, and is currently on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
While at Florida State she studied with Eva Amsler and completed her treatise: A Survey of Orchestral Excerpt Books for the Flute. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts where she studied with Christopher Krueger.
Aside from the featured artists, EABD is unable to provide performers for submitted works.
Please indicate in your tech requirements your input/output needs, as well as what equipment you will be bringing and what you need from EABD.
EABD takes place on the campus of Jacksonville University. All performance spaces during the day take place on campus. After-hours concerts will occur at Space 42 in the Cork Arts District of Jacksonville.
Dates & Cost
- Deadline: Scores/materials must be submitted by June 15, 2019. We will respond by July 15, 2019.
- Entry Fee: None
- Registration Fee: $50 per work accepted, not per composer/presenter or performer.
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