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An opportunity for bands and band directors!
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been commissioned to compose a new work for symphonic band and I’m helping to build the consortium, which is being led by Bill Staub and East Carolina University!  This is a wonderful opportunity for groups that haven’t commissioned before, or for groups with limited budgets, since the costs can be spread over two years.  I hope you’ll peruse the letter I recently sent out to some colleagues, which is copied below.  Please contact Bill or me if you’re interested.  We’re looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I hope this message finds you all well: in the middle of a relaxing summer or scattering to various corners of the world for camps, workshops and so on.  I also hope you will be able to take part in an exciting opportunity that has arisen!

I have received a request from Bill Staub and East Carolina University to compose a five to seven minute ballad for symphonic band, to be premiered in the spring of 2013.  The work will be appropriate for college ensembles as well as capable high school and community groups.  We would love to have as many friends and colleagues join our consortium as possible, and 9-12 participants would be perfect.  Participating conductors and groups will be recognized in the score, and will receive plenty of publicity via social media outlets.  Commissioning parties will also hold exclusive performing rights until May, 2014.

Bill and I are both cognizant of the fact that budgets are tight, and we have agreed on a $500 buy-in for each group and/or conductor that would like to be involved.  We are pleased that Gerard Morris at the University of Puget Sound has already joined us.

Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who might be interested.  Contact Bill Staub ( or myself if you have any questions or would like to take part!

Best wishes for a relaxing summer,
Andrew Ardizzoia

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