Every two years, because it takes that long to organize something this fabulous, Denison University’s Department of Music collaborates with musicians, composers, fine artists, dance artists, theatre, and creative people across genres to present the TUTTI Original Works Festival, a days-long celebration of original works.
“TUTTI” is a musical term, taken from the Italian for all together, an apt expression representative of the unusual depth and breadth of the artistic offerings of this event.
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Call for Scores:
Denison University announces the seventh TUTTI Festival will be held from February 6-11, 2017 (with concerts primarily February 9-11, 2017), with festival composer Augusta Read Thomas. We are also excited to feature guest ensembles NOW Ensemble and Denison’s Ensemble-in-Residence, ETHEL and encourage submissions for them. In addition, Denison faculty, including Duo Felice (clarinet and horn duo), students, and ensembles will be available for performances. Composers may submit a maximum of two works, for the featured ensembles or for any combination of the following: fl, ob, cl, bn, sax, hn, tp, tbn, pf, perc, SATB voices, vn, va, vc, db, SATB chamber choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, bluegrass ensemble, jazz combo, jazz ensemble, and Balinese gamelan, angklung.
There is no established limit on duration but feasibility of performance will be a consideration. Preference will be given to works under 12 minutes in duration. Composers may provide their own performers and should indicate such with their submission. Attendance at the conference is required of all composers whose works will be performed.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2016. Please submit your submissions online via the link: