The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization

New Music Ensemble

Los Angeles, California


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.


February 10th, 2019 


CSUN – Cypress Recital Hall

Program includes:

Dan Kessner – Two Visions

Wendy Lee – Silent Blooms  – Winner of TEMPO’s 2018 Call for Scores Competition

Ryan Molloy – Gortnagarn II  – Winner of TEMPO’s 2018 Call for Scores Competition

Ian Clarke – The Great Train Race

Chen Yi – Sparkle

Steven Stucky Boston Fancies

Score Submission

TEMPO Ensemble

(The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization)

11th  Season 2019-2020

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 may wish to check with us first.

Works will be selected for our coming our 11thSeason in 2019-20 concert season at California StateUniversity, 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 1st, 2019 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:

  • June1,2019-deadlineforconsideration.
  • July15,2019-composersselectedforthe2018-19seasonwillbenotified.
  • August1,2019–printedparts,biographicalandprogramnotesofselectedcomposersmustberecei

Please include complete contact information. Recordings are welcome, but not required.

Questions should be addressed to Julia Heinen, julia.heinen@csun.edu.

Please check out our webpage at:  http://tempoensemble.com


Wendy Lee  Silent Blooms

Lansing McLoskey  Specific Gravity 2.72

Ryan Molloy    Gortnagarn II

Ingrid Stölzel  The Voice of the Rain


Thanks to all the fantastic works we had submitted for 2018-19 season! 


TEMPO New Music Ensemble

California State University, Northridge

Department of Music

Attention: Julia Heinen

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8314

(818) 677-3168