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November 14, 2009

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COMMISSIONED

James Adler by the Western Hills United Methodist Church’s 50 th Anniversary in Fort Worth, TX to writer a special anthem “Disciples for The Lord.” Adler also performed as soloist in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the French Woods Performing Arts Festival Orchestra on July 4 th in the Catskills. Another commissioning project of Adler is for French Woods Festival faculty’s Jordan P. Smith, which will premiere at the Manhattan School of Music on February 25, 2010. Adler was the featured guest at the 30 th Anniversary of The Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band on November 14, 2009.

Susan Hurley’s score for the Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon’s fall production of The Trojan Women in September, 2009. A Meet the Composer grant provided for post-performance ‘talk-backs’ with the visiting composer.

Rick McAlister’s work “Every Dog Has His Day” by The Jubilee Orchestra for baritone and orchestra for its 2009 Summer concert series.



FEATURED

Alexx Calise’s song “Out of Sight” on Boston’s Kiss 108 FM, cited as a ‘hot up-and-coming indie artist.’ Alexx’s song “Morning Pill” was featured in a One Tree Hill promo for the CW network.

Raphael DeGiorgio’s songs in the film Kabluey, MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, History Channel’s Modern Miracles and A&R’s Gene Simmon’s Family Jewel.

Carol Seeger Henry’s organization Special Voices with a debut performance video to help kick off program by serving as a creative tool and inspiration for children with intellectual and physical disabilities. The children sing in a unique Karaoke-style manner that gives the children new skills, a self-confidence boost and an interactive activity.

Travis Marsh’s composition “Price is Right Jam” on the September 22, 2009 episode of The Price is Right TV show on CBS.

Michael J McEvoy’s original music for Richard Kinlater’s new movie Me and Orson Welles, due for release on November 25 th 2009. McEvoy has a role in the film playing Orson Welles’ Musical Director.

Ole Boi’s video at a Memorial Day Bash concert with 8ball and MJG.

Frank Simes as the guitar player and music director in Roger Daltrey’s new band. The two month long tour made stops on the Ellen show and Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

Jason Weeks’s “New York Minute” on CBS commercials for the upcoming season of CSI: NY.

Joan Wile, singer-songwriter, author and political activist, spoke at the United Nations on the subject of ‘Aging Activism’ on October 8, 2009. Wile founded New York City’s Grandmothers Against the War and Granny Peace Brigade.

Paul Zunno artist for the month of November 2009 by the world leader in acoustic amplification, the Fishman Company. Past artist have included Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Paul Simon and Lucinda Williams.



HONORED

Wes Hamil’sThe Ballad of Billy Saigon with 2009 Indie Artist of the Year as nominated and voted by the fans of the Netherlands radio station Starliners.

High Eagle with the title Artist of the Year by the Jimmy Lawson worldwide radio station for 2009.

Jasper James nominated for the December Out Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Video and Best Single.

Wynton Marsalis with the Legion of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the French government.

Shawn Patterson’s music composition for Titan Maximum was nominated for the Original Score TV Award at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

Kari Tieger’s French release Nos Mos (Our World) was voted the 2009 Motif Magazine Music Album of the Year in an online poll.

Bentelly Willis, IMA award winning independent recording artist, selection on the 2010 GRAMMY Ballots for voting.



PERFORMED

Mark Fish’s Pictures of Miro for flute and string trio performed by Colorado Chamber Players at the Red Line Art Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

Lani Ford and Joe Hogan’s band Stark at The Indiegrrl Conference in Nashville, TV in August, 2009.

Joe Iadanza at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) located at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY, on Nov. 12-15. He secured two coveted slots during the conference, the Suzi Wollenberg DJ showcase on Thursday and also a performance Friday evening for the Tricentric Showcase.

Mary Murfitt’s “Petticoat Rules” at the Center Theater in Jackson, WY in July, 2009.

Hal Miles & God’s Locker Room at the Grace Theater in Richmond, Virginia on September 26, 2009.

Cody Parkinson’s “Music for Three Marimbas” performed by Mike Tyszko on November 7, 2009 at the University of Michigan School of Music’s McIntosh Theatre.

William Price’s Romanza de Dulcinea for baritone saxophone and piano, performed by The Chamber Project St. Louis, on September 27, 2009 on the campus of St. Louis Community College Forest Park.

Eric Shimelonis’ song-cycle at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on January 15, 2010. F. Murray Abraham, a hero of Shimelonis, will be performing the work with the Voice of the City Ensemble. Abraham won a 1984 Oscar for Amadeus and has never performed on the concert stage.

Agustin Smith at Club Cenci in Atlanta, GA, on September 13.

Story of the Sea and October in Chicago featuring music from their albums Enjoying Fire CD and Lunar Co.



PREMIERED

James Adler’s and Debra Rue’s “Disciples for the Lord” commissioned for the 50 th Anniversary of the Western Hills United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 20 th 2009.

Crafton Beck’s Three Songs with Catherine Keen and the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

Jenni Brandon’s Dog Tales in Cincinnati, Ohio with original poetry by Jenni Brandon and commissioned by Ohio New music ensemble Conundrum. This piece tells the story of the Conundrum’s many dogs.

Robert Cronin’sConcerto for flute and chamber orchestra on January 6, 2010 in Atlanta. Cronin is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal.

Avner Dorman’s Lost Souls by the Kansas City Symphony on November 20-22, 2009.

Tan Dun’s The Love performed with violinist Cho-Liang Lin and the Juilliard Orchestra.

Kenneth Fuchs’s Atlantic Riband by the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.

John Frantzen’s film score to Portrait of Maquoketa, sound installation for Voice of Maquoleta and works for mixed chamber ensemble From Main Street and Where Rivers Bend performed by musicians from the University of Maryland, Dr. L. Richmond Sparks, in conjunction with the “Portiature Now: Communities” at the National Portrait Gallery.

Michael Gaglirado’s Corbeau by the Etowah Youth Orchestra.

Philip Glass’s violin concerto The Four Seasons in December 2009 with its world premiere by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, who co-commissioned the work.

Nolan Grasser’s “Cosmic Reflection” with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra.

Martin Halpern’s Purgatory and the Death of Oedipus.

Dan Kirouac’s “Seconds Away”, from his second CD Uncle Dan’s Cave on station 91.3 FM in Worcester, Massachusetts in November as part of a half-hour interview/profile segment.

Mark A. Lackey’s October Sunrise with the Eastern Wind Orchestra under the direction of Mark A. Lackey on October 21, at the Kodak Hall in Rochester, NY.

Angel Lam’s Awakening from a Disappearing Garden with Yo Yo Ma and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Paul Lansky’s With the Grain Concerto for Guitar with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Libby Larsen’s new liturgical mass with the Saint Paul Choir and congregation of Saint Paul Lutheran Church.

Lowell Liebermann’s Clarinet Concerto by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jimmy Lopez’s Lago de lágrimas o el amor indecible de Haundoy y Huascarán by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Wynton Marsalis’s Blue Symphony by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Harlod Meltzer’s Forgiveness by the Colonial Symphony.

Jeffery S. Olmsted’s Songs of Rumi by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

John Orfe’s 50 thAnniversary Fanfare I by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

Amelia Parravano’s Broom Ride to Salem, including her song “An Elvis Tear,” at the Rhode Island Horror Festival.

Stephen Paulus’s Dylan Thomas Songs by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

William Price’s Sans Titre VI, Part I for solo marimba performed by Gene Fambrough at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL on November 16 th.

Behzad Ranhabaran’s Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Mark Rowe’s “One for Nat” by the SUNY Fredonia Alumni Jazz Ensemble October 9, 2009 at SUNY Fredonia, New York.

Simon Sargon’s musical fable The Town Musicians of Bremem by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on October 25, 2009 at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Amy Christine Scurria’s What the Sold Remembers by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Eric Shimelonis’s Elusive Things: a Song Cycle performed by F. Murray Abraham with Voice of The City Ensemble at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, January 15 2010.

Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonía No.4 by the Nashville Symphony.

Patrick Soluri’s Figaro’s Last Hangover by the Remarkable Theater Brigade.

James M. Stephenson’sLa Grande Vitesse, Triple Concerto for Brass by the Grand Rapids Symphony.

William Susan’s “The Starry Dynamo” with the Piccola Accademia degli Specchi as part of the Nuovi Spazi Musical festival on October 19, 2009 at the Villa Aurelia in Rome Italy.

Christopher Thile’s Mandolin Concerto by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Augusta Read Thomas’s Helios Choros II by the Boston Orchestra.

Maxim Vladimroff’s Walden: the Poetry of Nature by the Danbury Concert Chorus on November 14, 2009.

George Walker’s Concerto for Violin with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Gwyneth Walker’s By Walden Pond with the Carson City Symphony.

Meira Warchauer’s Concerto for Shofar, Trambone, and Orchestra with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Also, Warchauer’s Tekeeyah (a call), a concerto for shofar/trombone and orchestra was premiered October 24, 2009 with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and performances continuing with the Brevard Philharmonic, November 15, and University of South Carolina Symphony, November 17. Commissioned in honor of Jadzia and Ben Stern.

Herman Whitfield’s Small Box with libretto by Bruce L. Pearson at the Bukirk-Chumley Theater on November 7 2009.

Daniel Wyman’s Stepping Stones with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.

Judith Lang Zaimont’s Solar Traveller – Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra with soloist Timothy Hoft and the Peabody Wind Ensemble.



RELEASED

Cary C. Banks’s instrumental album Guitar Out In The Rain with songs by Jimmy Webb.

Joseph Bertolozzi’sBridge Music in the US, Europe, Japan, China and Korea. The album reached #18 on the Billboard Crossover Chart.

BigAJB’s new EP Creap’n.

Carlos’s Chapelle’s CD debut Shade of Blue released by LMGPOP, with arrangements by Tim Giant and cabaret personality/songwriter Beckie Menzi. The album features the songs “God Bless the Child” and “Heaven Knows.”

Michael Cunningham’s album Colonnade, released by Parma/Navona.

Prinze David’s new hip hop album Heir To The Throne.

Difference United’s second radio single release “Raindrops” from their debut album Dream Again.

Annie Dinerman’s second independent record Broken Cookies, featuring 12 original Modern Folksongs and her song “One Planet at a Time.”

Prentis Goodwin’s “Superman” and “If I Said I Didn’t Love You.”

George Harper’s new EP Ancient Road, a contemporary approach to the music of the ancient British Isles, including two original songs.

Adam Hofmann’s new EP under the name Adam Hofmann Revival.

Independents For Independence’s We Will Be There , featuring songs by Justin Austin, Turnpike Bandits, Don Steinbach, Karina Es, See Spot Run. The CD helps to support organizations working to assist families of fallen soldiers and soldiers who return from active duty with life altering injuries.

Stefanie Jane’s debut album See Me Change. 50 percent of all sales go directly to RAINN and Stop It Now Org.

Jasper James’ “It’s On” for a NBA sponsored ad for the 2011 KIA Sorento on October 28, 2009.

KazieAKAcali’s album Invocation.

Frank Nitty’sVerse-A-Tility Platinum Edition by Bridge Entertainment.

The Royce Campbell Trio Plus Phil Wood’s album Movie Songs Project on Philology Records.

Andrew Sarnoff and Pat Maiorino’s song “Book of Dreams” has been released as a pop/dance single by the Tony-award winning and Grammy-nominated artist Melba Moore, on the label, Breaking Records Music, Inc.

Theresa Sauer’s newest book, Notations 21, a modern compendium and anthology inspired by composer John Cage, depicting illustrated musical scores from more that 100 musical composers in the art of notation.

Story of the Sea’s album Lunar Co. The Minneapolis based indie rock band was founded by brothers Adam and Ian Prince.

Carol Tatum’s Ancient Delirium with her band Angels of Venice, featuring guitarist Gary Myrick and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s“Friends.”

David Van Tieghems’s fourth album, Thrown for a Loop.

Alicia Warrington’s Walking Miracles the debut EP from her duo The All-Girl Boys Choir.

Diana Williamson’s Love Song to New Orleans a compilation of music about Louisiana. In addition to producing the album, she wrote the title track with David Vidal and had a 2 nd cut with Jimmy Rip. Juno winner Kenny Wayne graces the record with other special guest stars.



SIGNED

Donald Barthelmony and his band Fastgun with Toucan Cove Records / Digital Revolution Entertainment.

The Breakers, St. Louis-based rock band, by Grammy-nominated writer/producer George McClure’s publishing house McClure & Trowbridge Publishing Ltd. to a two song publishing deal.

Kip Darby and his rock band Quarterfly by producer Greg Archilla’s company New Theory Entertainment.

Manda Mosher with Red Parlor Music/Bug Music, a joint venture with Bug Music, who will administer the catalog, for Manda’s debut album, Everything You Need.

Jennifer Paskow and Joanna de Seyne, who met at the 2006 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, to a three song deal with Format Entertainment in Hollywood for Film and TV licensing. Their debut album, The Gilded Lilies Volume One, is out now.