How do we as artists design a season or collection with aesthetic unity? Once a theme emerges, how do we make the connections to bring it to life as independent artists?
UNI School of Music professor Dr. Cayla Bellamy presents an informal brown bag lecture-discussion about her season-long exploration of contemporary American bassoon concertos; collaborating with local and national ensembles from K-12 to professional for live concert premieres and recording sessions; and the necessary applications, grant-writing, and logistical considerations to record and release a professional album.
Archived Presentation Video:
Final Cedar Valley Performance: March 7, 2020 - 7pm Joan Tower's Red Maple with wcfsymphony on regular classical series "Honoring Our Own" also including Joan Tower's Fanfare No. 6 for the Uncommon Woman and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4
Discounted tickets available - $5 off $10 student admission.
Album Available: Double or Nothing - premiere recordings for solo and duo bassoon
featuring Cayla Bellamy, bassoon/contrabassoon and J. Benjamin Smith, bassoon
CDs available today via freewill donation, 100% of proceeds to fund New American Bassoon Concerti project.