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CALL FOR SCORES FOR 2020-2021 IS OPEN!!!!

TEMPO

The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization

New Music Ensemble

Los Angeles, California

About

TEMPO (The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization), dedicated to the pursuit, performance, and perseverance of contemporary music, was formed in 2008 at California State University, Northridge by Daniel Kessner and Julia Heinen.

In Spring 2019, TEMPO was honored to receive 1st prize at the Doug Davis Performance Grant for their performance of Fred Lerdahl’s “Time After Time.”

The ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion consists of faculty, alumni, and friends,  all of whom share a passion for performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

In 2019-2020 TEMPO celebrates its 11th season of bringing contemporary music to the world.  In addition to programming established contemporary works,  it also hosts an annual “Call for Scores,” selecting several works to feature each season.

Performances

February 2nd, 2020 

7:30pm

CSUN – Cypress Recital Hall

Program includes:

Jeff Gao

“03-15-2019 Christchurch” Trio for violin, cello, and piano

Todd Goodman

Imprint  for violin, clarinet, and piano

Steven Mackey

Indigenous Instruments  for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Kurt Rohde

Under the Influence for bass clarinet  and string quartet

Martin Rokeach

Going Up? for Eight Strings and a Whistle for flute, viola, and cello

Stephen Yip

November White II for flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano

Score Submission

TEMPO Ensemble

(The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization)

12th  Season 2020-2021

Call for Scores

TEMPO (The Epicenter Music Performance Organization), a septet consisting of flutes (all), clarinets (all), violin(s), viola(s), cello, percussion, and piano, invites scores with or without conductor, either for the entire ensemble or smaller groups within our instrumentation.
  • Note: Works that require other instruments can also be considered but you should check with us first.
Works will be selected for our coming 12th Season in 2020-21 concert season at California State University, Northridge in addition to other venues.
Submissions of scores and recordings may only be made via e-mail, as pdf and mp3 files, by June 15th, 2020 to Julia Heinen at julia.heinen@csun.edu
Submissions must include a $40 fee for the first score, and $20 for each additional piece, payable online through Paypal to julia.heinen@csun.edu
Important Dates:
  • June 15 2020 – deadline for consideration.
  • August 1, 2020 – composers selected for the 2020-21 season will be notified.
  • August 15, 2020 – parts, biographical and program notes of selected composers must be received.
Please include complete contact information. Recordings are welcome, but not required.
Questions should be addressed to Julia Heinen, julia.heinen@csun.edu

WINNING COMPOSITIONS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON

John CostaVenom

Jeff Gao – “03-15-2019 Christchurch”

Todd GoodmanImprint

Joshua HeyRecreation

Texu KimFanfare

Martin RokeachGoing Up

Stephen Yip – November White II


Thanks to all the fantastic works we had submitted for 2019-20 season! 

Contact

TEMPO New Music Ensemble

California State University, Northridge

Department of Music

Attention: Julia Heinen

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8314

(818) 677-3168

julia.heinen@csun.edu