Join us for the premier of Social Impact Consortium piece,
“I Am Enough” on February 18, 2023 at CASMEC
Each member of the consortium will receive the following:
- Inclusion of the name of the school/organization and/or director in the published score
- One published hard copy set of the work
- All learning resources, lesson plans, and discussion topics to accompany that work/works
- Consortium Membership will be available until December 1, 2022.
We look forward to premiering this piece at CASMEC 2023 as part of the Saturday night concert event. “I Am Enough” will be available for purchase after the world premier from Murphy Music Press.
What is the Social Impact Consortium?
The California Band Director Association Social Impact Consortium is a project launched in 2020 in support of the national Black Lives Matter movement, expanding its scope and mission starting in 2022. At its core, this annual consortium serves three purposes: to commission new wind band repertoire to be premiered by California All State bands at the yearly CASMEC convention in February; to support compositional voices from underrepresented identities in the wind band repertoire; and to create an affordable buy-in consortium opportunity for national and international ensembles for pieces with deeper social meanings. Each year, one or two pieces will be commissioned from a composer (or a pair of composers) based on a social justice topic selected by the composer. Topics are intentionally broad for wide appeal and application and the Social Justice Consortium team works with curriculum developers and experts in relevant fields to build companion curriculum, program notes, and activities to support musician and community engagement with the yearly theme.
Consortium members will receive premiere rights following the world premiere by the selected California All-State ensemble, their institution’s name included in the score, as well as access to in-print and electronic materials including score and set of parts and companion curriculum.
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