In the next week or so, there will be some great premieres of new pieces written for Kansas City area youth ensembles by composers participating in the 2015 season of the Music for Use Project.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Premieres by composers Cooper Ottum (me) and Charles Luttrell, performed by Lincoln College Prep Bands, directed by Jason Bata.
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at Ruskin High School
Premieres by composers Trevor Smith and Ben Stevenson, performed by Ruskin High School String Orchestras, Directed by Ariel Aguilar.
The Music for Use Project is all about encouraging musical community, and performing for an audience is an important part of the musical experience for musicians of all experience levels. All of the commissioned works that will be performed represent truly excellent work coming from graduate level UMKC composition students, and the ensembles from Lincoln College Prep and Ruskin High School sound fantastic.
All performances are free and open to the public—we hope to see you there! For more information, please see the events page.