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Tuba Competition for Women Composers

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2019 International Women’s Brass Conference Composition Competition 
Submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2018
Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018
Winner announced by March 15, 2019

Prize: $1,500

BACKGROUND
The International Women’s Brass Conference commissions works from women composers for its biannual conference. For the 2019 conference, the committee has decided to make the solo category into a competition. Submitted works should be for solo tuba (unaccompanied or with piano and/or electronics) and be programmable for an undergraduate college-level recital.

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo tuba  - with or without piano and/or electronics

COMPETITION RULES
The competition is free and open to women composers of all ages and all nationalities.

The piece should be written for solo tuba, and be either unaccompanied or have piano accompaniment and/or electronics only.

The piece should have a minimum playing time of five minutes.

The piece should be accessible to the college student, …

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON
NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

Buffalo Filmmakers Wrap up ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp - Welcome to Space Force!

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Buffalo Filmmakers Wrap up ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp - Welcome to Space Force!This past Friday excited Buffalo filmmakers wrapped up the final day of shooting for Sabrina Peña Young's ROGUE Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp. The group had five weeks to write, plan, and shoot a short film. The subject - Space Force - lent itself to some hilarious antics from the diverse cast and crew that included both seasoned veterans and newbies to filmmaking.

As part of the camp, many filmmakers had a chance to try new aspects of filmmaking that they had never tried before like acting, camerawork, and sound. The result was a short comedic film full of shenanigans and fun. 

"Welcome to Space Force" will be screened locally on August 17th. 

More information about Welcome to Space Force can be found on our NEW Facebook Page! 

Let's make Space Great Again! 


NEW! Music, Film, Art, and Writing Private Studio Lessons and Group Workshops Available in Buffalo New York

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NOW OFFERING PRIVATE LESSONS, GROUP LESSONS, and WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN WESTERN NEW YORK!  CONTACT ME AT Spenayoung@Gmail.com to Schedule Your First Lesson! Homeschooling Families Welcome! Experienced with Special Needs and At-Risk Students. Contact for more information. PRIVATE LESSONS IN NORTH BUFFALO ($25/Half Hour; $40/Hour; $125 Monthly for 3 Months)
(Ages 10 to Adult)
Filmmaking and Video Production
Writing
Screenwriting
Songwriting
Composition
Music Production GROUP LESSONS IN NORTH BUFFALO ($75/Hour Class; Includes Supplies)
(Ages 5 to 18, 2-5 Children/Teens; At least 1 Parent/Guardian must be present)
HOMESCHOOLERS WELCOME!!!
Classes can be weekly, monthly, or one-time workshops
Pop Art and Mixed Media
Music History (Middle Ages/Ancient Music, Baroque/Classical Era, Romantic Era, 20th Century, Jazz/Blues, World Music, Electronic Music)
World Art (Choice of Africa, Australia/Polynesia, Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, Ancient Arts, Contemporary Art)
Superh…

Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas

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Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas What happens when a bunch of Buffalo Filmmakers decides to get together and create a new zany film in only SIX WEEKS? Well, you get "Welcome to Space Force". Hosted by local filmmakers and music producers Aaron Webb and Sabrina Pena Young, "Welcome to Space Force" is a crazy and ambitious short film project. 
Part of Young's Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp challenge, the film production moves from concept to realization in six weeks. Usually hosted in Kenmore, this became a "Rogue" Boot Camp when the group found themselves without a location due to a paperwork error. Nonplussed, the group decided to get together anyway and met in Webb's basement. There they brainstormed ideas and came up with a concept centered on Space Force.
The first day of production went smoothly, with actors and crew alike almost literally dying of laughter.…

International Alliance for Women in Music Board Member Nominations

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International Alliance for Women in Music Board Member Nominations
IAWM has openings for the 2019-2021 board!


We're looking for enthusiastic members who are passionate about building awareness of women’s participation and contributions to musical life. We have a new website, some new awards and are excited about our future!
We’re holding our annual election to engage additional members to help us grow IAWM and advocate for women in music!
TIMETABLE:
We are accepting nominations through August 15,2018. Feel free to either self-nominate or nominate someone else you believe would be a great addition to our board. Nominees must be IAWM members.
By August 30, 2018, nominees should send us a ONE-page resume and a statement of 200 words or less telling us why you’d like to participate on IAWM’s board. 
On September 1, 2018, we’ll send

NEW Comedy from Buffalo Filmmakers - Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Western New York

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NEW Comedy from Buffalo Filmmakers - Indie Filmmaker 
Boot Camp in Western New YorkExcited Buffalo filmmakers are getting together this summer to put together a crazy comedy in just FIVE WEEKS! Yes, FIVE WEEKS! In the first week cast/crew came up with a new script, all birthed from crazy ideas that we came up with while sitting upstairs at the Amherst Wegmen's (until they kicked us out!).
Week 2 of the Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp, run by award-winning composer and sci-fi fan Sabrina Peña Young, preproduction plans were made at a house. Note: No chickens were hurt during the making of this film! 
Now it's on to production for the next three Fridays. A crew of about fifteen filmmakers, actors, musicians, and writers will try to create an exciting...a COMPELLING, and AMAZING Comedy with essentially six hours (maybe seven) of filming time. 
AWARD-WINNING SHORT "THE NOISE WITHIN"  from Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Buffalo
Interested in being a part of the craziness? The Next Ind…

Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded Opera America Award for First Chamber Opera "Ashes"

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Composer Jennifer Higdon Awarded Opera America Award for First Chamber Opera "Ashes"OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.



Opera Grants for Female Composers promote the development of works by women, and raise the visibility of women writing for the operatic medium. The program consists of two granting components: Discovery Grants of up to $15,000 that are awarded directly to female composers to advance new works; and Commissioning Grants of up to $50,000 that are awarded to opera companies for commissions by female composers. Since its inception, the program has awarded a total of $898,000 to opera companies and composers.

Find out more about Opera America here: https://www.operaamerica.org/