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Song Project

The Song Project is a component of the Composition Seminar, in conjunction with the Junior Vocal Performance Seminar; instructor, Kathryn Wright; pianist, Yukiko Oba. 

Early in the fall semester Composition majors are paired with Voice majors of the Junior Vocal Performance Seminar. Each composer will write a song for voice and piano for this singer. This project aims to give participants some experience of the commissioning process, a process that generally comes with restrictions and requirements for both the composer and the performer to work within. 

Singers and composers are expected to pool their ideas about possible texts and become familiar with each other's work. The finished work should be a set of two songs, not two unrelated songs. In other words, the set should be something more than the sum of its parts.

For this year's Song Project all composers will set 'This Is Just To Say' by William Carlos Williams and then choose a second text themselves. This text should also be in English 


Singer  Composer 
Katrina Aguilar Matt Lowy 
Katherine Beckvold       Clifton Ingram 
Frank Campofelice  Marc Hoffeditz 
Kristyna Gocova  Henry Buck 
Ashley Jones  Jonathan Russ 
Andrew Miller  Craig Davis Pinson 
Adam Pistole  Hoang Pho 
Camille Sherman  Carly Worden 
Zachary Smith  Matthew Weaver 
Brittany Suppé  Ethan Parcell  


This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
William Carlos Williams 


Fall Semester 

WHEN: Friday, November 1, by 1:00 pm 
WHERE: Room 221
WHAT: three bound scores, your score must include a title page and text page
INSTRUMENTATION: voice and piano 

TBD Spring Semester 


CRS 15, Tuesday, March 4: Seully HALL, 8:00 

Concert Performance of Song Project works 

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