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2014 Composers' Competition 

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Submission due by May 15, 2014


Link to JazzTimes review

"Derke deserves to be considered among the best soprano saxophonists today", "De Rosa is a powerhouse virtuoso bassist", "Ortiz contributes a solo of sublime delicacy and feeling"


Todd Sickafoose premieres "Bear Proof" with band Tiny Resistors @ Freight & Salvage (Berkeley CA) on April 11, 2014

Blue Heron

A book by Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard (author of "First Nights") will feature a companion CD by Blue Heron. Due: Nov. 2014.


The 2013-14 season sees debuts for the Calder Quartet at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art performing the Bartok cycle, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Other highlights include returns to Cal Performances and the LA Philharmonic’s 2014 Minimalism Festival.

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Join LAPQ July 25 at Festival Mosaic, as they present the music of Erik Griswold, Joseph Pereira, John Cage, Steve Reich, and more!

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

LAPQ performed John Luther Adams' Strange and Sacred Noise on March 1, concluding the 13th annual New Music Festival hosted by Dr. Pamela Madsen and the CalState Fullerton Department of Music.  Look for more performances of this sonically brilliant concert-length work throughout 2014/2015

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet recently recorded their second full-length album with record company Sono Luminus, the follow up to 2012's Grammy nominated Rupa-khanda.  Recorded are six new commissions from composers W. Kraft, J. Pereira, E. Griswold, S. Naidoo, N. Deyoe, and I. Schankler

Noteworthy Sheet Music

Mozart horn concertos transcribed for alto flute?  They work surprisingly well.  By popular demand, NSM has just published two new editions for alto flute, Mozart’s  K.447 and K.495.