The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers is a non-profit, tax-exempt Wisconsin corporation founded in 1984 to encourage and support the composition and performance of new music by Wisconsin composers.
WAC awarded Wisconsin Arts Board Grants
WAC was awarded two Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Communities Grants for 2011 and 2012. These competitive grants were awarded to WAC to partially fund its “Wisconsin Soundscapes” project. WAC will use the funds to commission six Wisconsin composers to write original works for solo piano and to support a state wide tour of the new works by pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi.
Six Wisconsin composers chosen to participate in “Wisconsin Soundscapes”
The Wisconsin Alliance for Composers is pleased to announce that the following six composers were selected to participate in “Wisconsin Soundscapes,” a state-wide tour of new piano music inspired by the people and places of Wisconsin:
Each participant will be commissioned to compose an original work for solo piano that will be toured state-wide by pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi. These compositions will be performed at community venues throughout the state on a Fall 2012 tour.
The selection committee, consisting of Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi (pianist), Jeffery Gibbens (composer and WAC board member), and Frank Barmore (community representative), reviewed over thirty submissions from across the state.
July 25 - Oshkosh Public Library Education Program
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin Soundscapes” educational program presented to children at the Oshkosh Public Library
WAC Vice-President Ed Martin and pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi presented a pair of programs for children at the Oshkosh Public Library on Wednesday, July 25th centering on the works commissioned for the “Wisconsin Soundscapes” project. The two programs (for ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 respectively) included discussion about sound and music, and activities and songs intended to spark the children's appreciation for the creation of music.
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Last updated 20 August 2012. Contact information.