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October Miscellany

News and UpdatesCooper Ottum

There are a few cool things happening this month around Music for Use HQ in Kansas City:

The Music for Use Project is (partially) underway, with some participants getting started on their commissions. For our first partner school, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, we are planning to have Music for Use Project pieces performed in May 2015. 

The first UMKC Composers Guild Concert of Fall 2014 happens next week, Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm in White Recital Hall (on UMKC campus). I will have a piece for fixed media (Eluding Empathy) performed on this concert among many other cool works for electronics and acoustic instruments by UMKC composers. If you're in the Kansas City area, I encourage you to attend (it's free). 

Meanwhile, on the West Coast...

The NWAPA Fall 2014 marching band season is heating up; most bands have already performed their season premiere in the past few weeks. Now is a great time to see Century High School or Liberty High School (both Music for Use clients) before their finals performance. Here are some upcoming shows:

10/11 McKenzie Classic (Evergreen High School, Vancouver, WA)

  • Century High School performing

10/18 Pride of the Northwest (Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass, OR)

  • Liberty High School performing

10/25 Century Showcase (Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR)

  • Century and Liberty High School performing

The band programs hosting these shows always need an audience, so if you are even a little interested in the marching arts and in the area, I encourage you to attend. There's more show information (including schedules of performances, usually posted about a week before the show date) available on the NWAPA events page

That's all for now—wishing a happy Fall to everyone.