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Vandoren Emerging Artist Commissioned Works for 2015

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Vandoren Emerging Artist Commissioned Works for 2015

DANSR is excited to announce the commissioning of two chamber works for the Vandoren Emerging Artists winners’ concert. Saxophonist Matthew Levy has been chosen to compose a piece for alto saxophone and string quartet, and clarinetist Christian Ellenwood will compose for clarinet and string quartet. The pieces will be premiered at the Music For All Chamber National Festival next March. Matthew Levy has been hailed by the Saxophone Journal as “a complete virtuoso of the tenor saxophone” and by the New York Times for his “energetic and...

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Congratulations to the 2015 Prize Winners!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to the 2015 Prize Winners!

1st Prize 1st Prize Classical Clarinet: Christopher Pell 1st Prize Classical Saxophone: Tyler Wiessner 1st Prize Jazz: Gunnar Gidner 2nd Prize 2nd Prize Classical Clarinet: Anton Rist 2nd Prize Classical Saxophone: Erik Elmgren 2nd Prize Jazz: Alekos Syropoulos 3rd Prize 3rd Prize Jazz: Samuel Priven 3rd Prize Classical Saxophone: Russell Kerns 3rd Prize Classical Clarinet: Andrew...

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2015 Repertoire announced

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News | 0 comments

2015 Repertoire announced

Accompaniment is always required when applicable. Each category requires 3 separate pieces. Classical Clarinet: Aaron Copland-  Concerto for Clarinet. [Beginning through measure 123] Robert Schumann – Fantasiestücke, Opus 73 (all three movements) A contrasting work of applicant’s choice – not to exceed 15 minutes Please make separate tracks for each piece or song.  DO NOT put your name in the filename, label each file with the correct composition title. Please submit the repertoire in the order listed here. All materials...

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2014 VEA Winners

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | 0 comments

2014 VEA Winners

Vandoren Announces 2014 Emerging Artist Competition Winners Vandoren has announced the winners of the fourth annual Emerging Artist Competition.  The Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition (or VEA) is for clarinetists and saxophonists between the ages of 18 and 23 performing at the very highest technical and musical level.  Applicants applied in three categories: classical clarinet, classical saxophone, and jazz – either instrument.  Entries are judged by top artists in each field. Classical Clarinet: 1st: Taylor Marino – New York, NY,...

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