Commission Consortium: Jazz Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

The trumpet community announces a consortium to commission Dana Wilson to compose a concerto for jazz trumpet and wind ensemble.  (The solo part will be completely notated for non-jazz players--though a jazz sensibility is preferred--but there will be sections for optional improvisation.)  The work will be 15-20 minutes in duration, and the ensemble parts would likely be of moderate (grade 4) difficulty.  

In order to include as many ensembles as possible, the fee to join the consortium is $300.  PDFs will be sent in the late spring of 2020, and your performance could be anytime thereafter.  Please contact Dana directly ([email protected]) to express interest.
In case you’re not familiar with Dana Wilson’s other concertos, he has written them for flute (“The Conjurer”—a consortium), oboe (“Calling, Ever Calling”—premiered by Michael Henoch, oboist with the Chicago Symphony), clarinet (“Liquid Ebony”, premiered by Larry Combs, former clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony), bassoon (“The Avatar”, premiered by Michael Kroth, on the faculty at MSU), contrabass (premiered by Nicholas Walker, on the faculty at Ithaca), trumpet (“Leader Lieder” commissioned by ITG and premiered by James Thompson, on the faculty at Eastman; and “Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra” premiered by Rex Richardson, on the faculty at VCU), horn (premiered by Gail Williams, formerly with the Chicago Symphony and on the faculty at Northwestern), trombone (consortium), and tuba (consortium).  Most have been professionally recorded and have received many performances.  This past year his Concerto for Jazz Piano and Wind Ensemble was premiered, as well as a concerto grosso for Canadian Brass.  Recordings of any of these are available from the composer upon request.
(Source: Kim Dunnick, ITG Past President)

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