Sarah Quartel will compose a 3-4 minute piece for treble chorus (children and youth) with piano accompaniment.
Participating choruses will receive the completed piece on February 1, 2021 via PDF. They can premiere the work in their communities until June 30, 2021 at which time the piece will be available for sale to the public. Participating ensembles will share the commissions (and printed dedications) equally. Participation must be confirmed and payment processed prior to August 14, 2020.
-- ABOUT THE COMPOSER--
Sarah Quartel is a Canadian composer and educator known for her fresh and exciting approach to choral music. She celebrates the musical potential of all learners by providing singers access to engaging repertoire and transformative musical experiences. Deeply inspired by the life-changing relationships that can occur while making choral music, Sarah aims to write in a way that connects singer to singer, ensemble to conductor, and performer to audience.
Sarah publishes exclusively with Oxford University Press and is their only signed Canadian composer. Although she has been a full-time composer since 2017, Sarah chooses to remain connected to her past as a music educator and is a guest teacher in her hometown of London, Canada. Sarah continues to work as a clinician and conductor at music education and choral events at home and abroad.
About Chorus America
Chorus America is the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. We support and serve choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access so that choruses are better able to contribute to their communities.
Chorus America empowers singing ensembles to create vibrant communities and effect meaningful change by offering services that promote artistic achievement, organizational strength, and advocacy.
In partnership with Classical Movements, as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, the 2019 commission is jointly underwritten by a consortium of choruses to benefit the program and services of Chorus America”