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.
TUTTI FESTIVAL, Denison University: Deadline August 5, 2018
Denison University announces the seventh TUTTI Festival will be held from March 4-9, 2019 (with concerts primarily March 6-9, 2019), with festival composer Adam Schoenberg (http://adamschoenberg.com/). We are also excited to feature guest ensembles Third Coast Percussion (http://thirdcoastpercussion.com/), and Columbus Symphony String Quartet. Denison’s Ensemble-in-Residence, ETHEL (http://www.ethelcentral.org) will also perform in a new collaboration opportunity this year (details below). In addition, Denison faculty, 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 the 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.
Submit works in the following categories:
- CATEGORY I – Works to be considered by Third Coast Percussion. Please submit works form percussion ensemble (not to exceed 4 players). CATEGORY II – Works to be considered by Columbus Symphony Orchestra Quartet. Please submit works for combinations of instruments not to exceed the following: 2 vn, va, vc.
- CATEGORY III – Works to be considered by ETHEL (2 vn, va, vc). This year, ETHEL will be performing works selected to accompany these six flash fiction pieces: http://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/30137/ETHELtexts.pdf. Please submit works that could accompany or reflect these stories. New compositions created for this opportunity are welcomed here, and those that are aleatoric / improvisatory / graphics or open score based are especially encouraged (Please make sure to indicate in the score which story you wish to reflect). These works could be stand-alone works or performed during the narration of these stories.
- CATEGORY IV –Instrumental works for up to two musicians. Works for solo instrument with or without accompanied to be performed by faculty or students. All standard orchestral instruments are available.
- CATEGORY V – Woodwind only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
- CATEGORY VI – Brass only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
- CATEGORY VII – String only chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
- CATEGORY VIII – Mixed chamber music to be considered by Denison faculty and students (3-6 musicians).
- CATEGORY IX – Chamber instrumental ensembles for 7 or more musicians. Works for flute ensemble, fiddle ensemble, and mixed chamber ensembles to be performed by faculty and student performers.
- CATEGORY X– Vocal music. Works for solo voice or voices with instrumental accompaniment. Works for soprano or tenor are particularly encouraged, although all voice types are available.
- CATEGORY XI– Bluegrass Ensemble, to be performed by Denison University Bluegrass Ensemble.
- CATEGORY XII– Jazz Combo or Jazz Ensemble
- CATEGORY XIII – Choral. Works for SATB choir, 24 voices, to be performed by the Denison University Chamber Singers.
- CATEGORY XIV – Wind Ensemble. Non-concerto works for wind ensemble, grade levels 3-5, with instrumentation of no more than 2(+pic)13(+bass)1-4 saxes (SATB or AATB) -4331(+euph)—timp-2 perc-harp-piano. Selected works will be performed by the Denison University Wind Ensemble.
- CATEGORY XV – Orchestra. Non-concerto works for orchestra with the instrumentation of no more than 2222-4331-timp-2 perc-strings. Selected works will be performed by the Denison University Symphony Orchestra. Preference will be given for works with single winds / brass works as well as works for string orchestra.
- CATEGORY XVI – Gamelan. Balinese gamelan, angklung. Scores or appropriate materials to teach the music aurally may be submitted.
- CATEGORY XVII– Electronic/Electro-Acoustic/Multi-media. Five-channel playback and video projection are available. Composers may need to supply other equipment. Submissions for live electronics, acoustic soloist or ensemble with electronics are also welcomed.
- CATEGORY XVIII– Composer-provided performers (including dancers). Works for which the composer can provide performers will be considered. Please submit a recording of the intended performer(s) performing the submitted works (if possible). Unfortunately, Denison cannot provide funds associated with composer-provided performers.
Submission deadline: August 5, 2018. Please submit your submissions online via the link:
Please submit up to two compositions for consideration. Submissions will only be accepted electronically through New Music Engine. Materials sent by email or post will not be considered and will not be returned.
All composers whose compositions have been selected will be notified by November 30. Selected composers must provide all performance materials. Denison University will not pay rental costs or other fees relating to performance materials, performers, or instruments. For further information or any questions, please contact Ching-chu Hu at: firstname.lastname@example.org or HyeKyung Lee at: email@example.com.