NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter

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Dear colleagues, hope you all are good wherever in the world you are! Please, I would like to ask you to spread the word for a completely new genre of Musicals! www.minimusicals.net

We are announcing a contest for composers and/ or writers to write scripts and music for Mini Musical Short films. The Mini-Musical shall not be longer than 5 minutes with a minimum 2 original compositions and/ or songs showing different musical styles. The Topic of the contest is “Alone on Earth“ and the story shall take place between the years 1910 and 1970.

“Mini Musicals - Alone on earth“ is a contest for new short-musical-films arranged by Smofa - Skaraborgs Musical and Film Academy, Sweden.

This call is open to all writers and/or composers, no matter of age, gender, place of residence or amount of experience.

​Covid-19 changed all our lives. Now as some countries go (back) to lock down. what shall we as artists do? We don’t know the universal answer but we would like to give you the chance to activate your artistic skills and encourage you to write/ compose a story about a time which lies in the past between 1910 and 1970, but keeping in mind all the things which have happened since.

"Alone on Earth" is a stimulating topic which will fire all of our imaginations. What does it mean to be alone? What happens on earth? Can we escape the earth? Is the earth the whole world or just the little bit an ant walks on? Does all live arise from earth, like a plant or is earth the thing we go to after death? Can one be alone in the society? Is one alone even when several people are in the room at the same time? Where is the person? Does something happen in the room during the time? Where is the person talking emotions? Did something happen before which informs the persons thoughts and feelings?

You can show a whole live in just 5 minutes…

And it’s up to you to choose what to show!

We are very happy that a diverse jury from all disciplines will work together with us. So far Ibinabo Jack, fillm and stage actress, Nate Gibson, q***r transgender designer, Malena Tuvung, singer and actress, and Kaisa Hammarlund, film, series and stage actress, are in the jury panel. The jury will decide about the winner in May 2021.

Deadline for all submissions is April 30th 2021. Please have a look on www.minimusicals.net for all required documents you have to send in.
Dear Friends - We are thrilled to share the latest press release for Sheli Nan. Please visit Journey — The Song Cycle available on Youtube now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8wzOI5mLak&feature=emb_title

Founded in 1933 by Henry Hadley, NACUSA is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of music by Americans.

Operating as usual

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: American Hymn 04/04/2022

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: American Hymn

My friend and great composer, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, wrote this amazing piece - American Hymn. I helped her make this video in 2009, using photos she and her husband, Gary had taken on trips around the US. I looked the video up last night, just to make sure it was still up on the web, and was surprised to find that the performance had been done by the Kiev Philharmonic. Nancy passed away in Nov. 2019 at the age of 88, and remained an active composer right till her last days. Those of you who knew her, PLEASE keep her memory alive.

Nancy Bloomer Deussen: American Hymn Nancy Bloomer Deussen: American Hymn - Performed by the Kiev Philharmonic and conducted by Robert Ian Winstin.

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their address. 07/28/2021

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their address.

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their address.

03/31/2021

We will be presenting a virtual concert on Saturday, April 10, 2021 streamed from the Center for New Music in San Francisco.
Hope you can tune in.

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their business hours. 04/08/2020

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their business hours.

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter updated their business hours.

Choices for February 7 and 8, 2020 01/27/2020

Choices for February 7 and 8, 2020

Our Feb 8 concert is listed at Stephen Smoliar's Rehearsal Studio preview

http://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2020/01/choices-for-february-7-and-8-2020.html

Choices for February 7 and 8, 2020 Almost exactly a month ago this site announced that Sunday, February 9, would be the busy day during the second weekend of February. This ...

11/27/2019

Composers (left to right) John Bilotta, John Beeman, Sheli Nan, Karl Schmidt, Be'eri Moalem and Davide Verotta following NACUSAsf concert on November 10, 2019

Timeline Photos 11/09/2019

Dress rehearsal

11/08/2019

Concerts this weekend! See you there

02/17/2019

Here is a photo of proud composers and performers taken at our concert, "Night Music," on Feb. 9, 2019 at St. Teresa of Avila Church in San Francisco. From left to right are: Vicky Ehrlich, Be'eri Moalem, Jacob Goodman, Simon Bokman, Davide Verotta, Nancy Bllomer Deussen, Sheli Nan, John Bilotta, Mark Alfenito and Libby Kardontchik.

11/20/2018

Congratulations to composers Davide Verotta, I'lana Cotton, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Karl Schmidt and John Beeman on a wonderful performance of their works on Nov. 4, 2018 at St. Teresa of Avila in San Francisco. Performers, Kristin Lloyd, Kristen Kline, Monica Chew, Stardust Doherty, Doug Machiz, Carley Neill and Robert Vann did a superb job.

11/03/2018

NACUSAsf Rehearsal 11-2-18

Musicians rehearsing "Nocturne #2" by Karl Schmidt.

10/30/2018

NACUSA Cycles of Light rehearsal

Here are musicians' Kristen Kline, Monica Chew and Doug Machiz rehearsing Sondra Clark's "Summer Scenes" for NACUSAsf concerts on Nov. 3-4, 2018.

06/24/2018

Fiat Lux by John Beeman

Here is a video of a performance of my composition, "Fiat Lux," by the Serenade choir at a NACUSAsf concert on June 9, 2018 in Palo Alto, Ca.
I was very pleased with the performance. Bryan Baker does a wonderful job directing the choir.

Dale E. Victorine - "Come Along, Little Children" for Chorus with Piano - performed by Serenade 06/20/2018

Dale E. Victorine - "Come Along, Little Children" for Chorus with Piano - performed by Serenade

Hi NACUSAsf Page members - Here's my "Come Along, Little Children" performed by Serenade at our last concert.

Dale E. Victorine - "Come Along, Little Children" for Chorus with Piano - performed by Serenade "Come Along, Little Children" is a spiritual and, like several other of my works, came from a dream. In the dream I found myself walking around singing this ...

06/04/2018

Serenade Choir

Here is a short video of "Serenade" rehearsing Dale Victorine's composition, "Come Along Little Children," directed by Dr. Bryan Baker. Concert is Saturday, June 9, 8 pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto.

04/25/2018

Bokman "Sonatina in the Memory of Igor Stravinsky"

04/12/2018

Here is a photo of NACUSA composers taken after our "Primavera Allegra" concert on April 7, 2018 in San Jose, Ca.
Pictured are (from left) Mark Alfenito, Simon Bokman, Libby Kardontchik (pianist), Karl Schmidt, Anne Baldwin and Nancy Bloomer Deussen.

Photos from NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter's post 02/22/2018

Here are some photos of happy composers and performers after our concert on Feb. 11, 2018.

02/07/2018

Just a reminder, our NACUSAsf concert is happening this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Belmont. On the program are some wonderful compositions by seven of our composer members. The instrumentation is strings, piano, clarinet, alto sax and double bass (which I am playing). I am looking forward to hearing my "Elegy for Cello" performed by Doug Machiz. Tickets ($15-$20) will be available at the door.

Timeline Photos 12/01/2017

Timeline Photos

Here are the composers whose works were performed on our "Autumn Song" concert, Davide Verotta, John Bilotta, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, John Beeman, Adrienne Albert and Sondra Clark.

Timeline Photos 11/27/2017

Here are the composers whose works were performed on our "Autumn Song" concert, Davide Verotta, John Bilotta, Nancy Bloomer Deussen, John Beeman, Adrienne Albert and Sondra Clark.

11/09/2017

Autumn Song rehearsal

Here is a short video of Amy Foote, soprano and musicians Elaine Ubando, violin, Ben Snellings, cello and Libby Kardontchik, piano, rehearsing for Nov. 11-12 NACUSAsf concerts. They are practicing Nancy
Bloomer Deussen's "The Islet." It is sounding good!

09/02/2017

Luminosity

This is my composition, "Luminosity" performed by the Ives Collective on a NACUSAsf concert on June 3, 2017 in Palo Alto. I was very pleased with the performance.

04/26/2012

NACUSAsf - The National Association of Composers, USA - SF Chapter's cover photo

Videos (show all)

NACUSAsf Rehearsal 11-2-18
NACUSA Cycles of Light rehearsal
Fiat Lux by John Beeman
Serenade Choir
Bokman "Sonatina in the Memory of Igor Stravinsky"
Autumn Song rehearsal
Luminosity

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NACUSA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was founded in 1933 by Henry Hadley originally as the National Association of Composers and Conductors. It is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of music by Americans. Many of the most distinguished composers of the 20th Century have been NACUSA members. Each NACUSA chapter typically sponsors several concerts each year which feature music by its members. NACUSA has chapters in Cascadia, East Coast, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.

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