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Thomas Piercy – Bb clarinet or bass clarinet - Call for scores

 Thomas Piercy – Bb clarinet or bass clarinet - Call for scores
Summary:Compose for Solo Musician
Deadline: 16 May 2014
Date Posted: 08 May 2014
Details: Vox Novus is calling for solo B-flat clarinet or bass clarinet works between 3-6 minutes in length for performance by Thomas Piercy. The performance will be part of the Composer's Voice/Make Music New York event in New York City on June 21st, 2014.

Submission guidelines:
-Submission Deadline May 16, 2014 Midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
-Pieces should be for Bb clarinet or bass clarinet solo
-This call is open to all composers.
-There is no fee to submit.
-All techniques and styles are accepted
-Works need to be submitted online at Music Avatar using the following website:
-You will need to register on Music Avatar for free and login to submit your work online
-Select the opportunity named “Thomas Piercy – Bb clarinet or bass clarinet” to submit work
-You will be required to upload a score as a PDF file
-You will be asked for a 100 works biography and 100 word program notes
The selected composers will be emailed and the results announced via the Vox Novus Newsletter: NM421

Thomas Piercy is a critically acclaimed clarinetist with orchestral, concerto, solo and chamber music appearances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. His performances have been described by critics as "passionate," "pulling out all the stops," “the best Piazzolla in NYC,” and by the New York Times as “brilliant,” “playing with refinement and flair” and “evoking a panache in the contemporary works.” He studied at the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music. He studied clarinet extensively with the English clarinetist Gervase De Peyer; additional studies were with Kalmen Opperman and Leon Russianoff.

A versatile artist defying categorization - the clarinetist on the Emmy Award-winning Juno Baby CD and DVDs; performing Mozart with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade; playing Broadway songs with Raoul Julia; working with the composer Leonard Bernstein; appearing in a KRS-ONE rap music video; performing concert improvisations with jazz pianist Donal Fox; premiering new works; recording with members of Maroon 5 - as an instrumentalist, he has performed and recorded for Broadway and Off-Broadway, commercial recordings, television, radio, videos, and movie soundtracks.

Mr. Piercy has performed at many acclaimed concerts halls including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series (Chicago, Illinois), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Wigmore Hall (London, England), Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy) and Parthenon (Tokyo, Japan). He has performed several times at the International Clarinet Festival, the world's largest annual gathering of noted clarinetists, including a concert in memory of Leon Russianoff, a concert of contemporary American music in Japan, and an all-Piazzolla program.

He has performed and premiered over 150 contemporary pieces written for him, including Grammy Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem only piece for clarinet and piano. He has had arrangements and transcriptions published by Boosey & Hawkes, and contributed to clarinet study books and clarinet compositions published by Carl Fischer, Inc., and Baron Publishing. Recordings available on such labels as the Albany, Capstone, Changing Tones, DGA, NJSF and Tonada labels. Find more about Tom Piercy at:

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