Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring clarinetist and singer Kristen Mather de Andrade

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Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring clarinetist and singer Kristen Mather de Andrade

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Kristen Mather de Andrade. For this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, we are looking for clarinet or voice solos specifically written for Kristen Mather de Andrade. (Works may incorporate both clarinet and voice; however, composers should be aware there is only a single performer. No works for duet will be considered.)

Selected works will be premiered on Saturday April 2023 on Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring Kristen Mather de Andrade.

This performance will be presented as a live streaming online concert and broadcasted to multiple streaming platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Only works one-minute in length for clarinet or voice will be considered.

-Deadline for works is December 16, 2022 -Works are for clarinet or voice solo only. (no electronics or
-No works over one minute (60 seconds) will be reviewed.
-Works should be composed specifically for this call and performer.
-All pieces must be premieres.
-Multiple submissions are not accepted.
-Works need to be submitted online at -You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
-After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring Kristen Mather de Andrade” and press the “submit” button to start the submission process.
-You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
-You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (You are also encouraged to upload an audio realization of the work) -Must include the dedication to Kristen Mather de Andrade on the score.
-Performance notes should be included in the score.
-Selected works will be broadcasted online to multiple video streaming platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. No performance royalties will be paid.
-Selected composers will be asked to sign a consent form.
-Results will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.

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Kristen Mather de Andrade

Lightbulb moments can strike at any time. Eclectic virtuosic clarinetist Kristen Mather de Andrade had reached a career milestone in being years into a career as the principal clarinetist with the West Point Band when she had a seismic artistic epiphany. After playing a program of Brazilian music on a livestream, she decided it was time to record her full-length debut album, aptly-titled “Clarão” which translates from Portuguese to mean “flash of light.”

This fresh outlet of releasing her own recorded music has been transformative, and Kristen has since released a five-song Christmas music EP, “Evergreen” consisting of four less obvious Christmas carols and one original composition, “Union Square,” written by Annie Pasqua who lends her voice to the exquisite song. “Evergreen” arrived months after the summer release of her critically hailed debut album, “Clarão”
and is a bridge to a new summer release in 2022 entitled “As Bright As The Skies Are Blue” which features the work she commissioned by composer David Reeves for clarinet and percussion.

Kristen has enjoyed a career of prime accolades and acclaim within her chosen musical paths, but these days music feels as vital as ever as she explores being a solo artist. Not only has stepping into the spotlight as a solo recording artist broadened her artistic experience, but it has opened up her mind to previously unimagined creative possibilities, expanding and diversifying her musical palate.

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Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is 15 one-minute works written by different composers specifically for a musician or ensemble.
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today’s music scene. The Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame project has featured more than 75 musician/ensembles premiering the works of over 1000 composers.

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is a Vox Novus project.

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