Become a PROJECT : ENCORE™ Reviewer
Importance of Conductor Reviewers
Conductors of significant professional standing are vital to protecting the quality and credibility of PROJECT : ENCORE™ and are invited to contribute to this repertoire resource serving the professional choral community.
Benefits of Becoming a Reviewer
- Be one of the first to see new compositions!
- Be part of an elite international group of conductors
- Your efforts contribute to the promotion of new choral compositions
- Evidence of commitment to contemporary music in last three years of programming
- Evidence of notable performance calibre within the choral community
- Reviewer must not be a composer or arranger
- Review approximately 5-7 works per quarter (usually with accompanying sound files)
- Evaluate each work based on your standard of quality and programming value
- Provide a simple 'yea' or 'nay' within 2 weeks of receipt of the works. Analysis is not required; however, optional commentary and/or suggestion of pertinent search keywords are welcome.
- Typically 2-3 hours per quarter
The Review Process
The conductor review process is paperless. Scores and sound files are made available to each reviewer electronically via hyperlink. Composer identification is confidential and will be redacted. Reviewers are expected to respond within 2 weeks. Each work is assessed by 3 conductors who determine whether the work is admitted into the database or not.
- Complete this Confidentiality Agreement
- Contact the Founding Director with expression of interest and description of your eligibility
- Provide pertinent repertoire and review documentation, as agreed in contact with Founding Director
PROJECT : ENCORE™ Background
Schola Cantorum on Hudson, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the Choral Art, has been honored to premiere a number of works in its relatively young existence. As we collaborated with composers to attain additional performances of some wonderful compositions, we learned firsthand how difficult it can be to gain performances once the cachet of the premiere has been spent.
Long-term, broad-scale thinking about this post-premiere dilemma, and consideration of possible means of remediation within the context of our own organization's mission, lead to the creation of PROJECT : ENCORE™ of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, a theme-and-keyword-searchable database housed on the SCH server. Through this initiative, SCH seeks to provide a pathway between composers and conductors/ensembles and to facilitate greater integration of new compositions into choral programming. Read More...