Symphony Consortium

"Symphony no.1: A Ghost Story" for wind ensemble and electronic elements

We are very excited to invite you to join an exciting commissioning consortium project which will add a new Symphony for Band to the wind band repertoire!  This new Symphony by composer Randall Standridge will be a 3 or 4 movement large scale symphony of 18 – 25 minutes in length written at a grade 5-5+ grade level, a work that would be appropriate for University, Community, and accomplished High School ensembles.

 

The completion date will be December 2022, and the symphony will be delivered to consortium members at that time.  The Edina Concert Band will present the world premiere in March 2023, and consortium members will be able to list their performances as a “Consortium Premiere” in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2023. All consortium members will have exclusive rights to this work through March 15, 2024.

 

Consortium Details:     Symphony no.1, A Ghost Story

Randall’s description of the intended work:  A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect.  A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence.  My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions.

 

•Grade level: 5 – 5+

 

•Duration: 18 – 25 minutes

 

•Description: 3 – 4 movement, grade 5 – 5+, 18 – 25 minutes, standard wind band instrumentation, Piano/Synth, 7 percussion, and electro-acoustic elements . Any non-traditional instruments utilized will be cued for standard instruments to provide the maximum compatibility with any ensemble.

CONSORTIUM MEMBER LEVEL

Cost: *$250 upon delivery OR $125 upon joining the consortium and the remaining $125 upon delivery.

 

Benefits:

• printed, bound and signed score sent by physical mail

• score/parts in electronic PDF format

• following the premiere by the Edina High School Concert Band, March, 2023, consortium members will have exclusive performance rights to the work through March 15, 2024.

• virtual composer visit with your institution (based upon mutually agreeable dates/times)

• Option to have Mr. Standridge visit your institution (based on mutually agreeable dates/times/availability).

• names of consortium institutions and conductors to be listed in score/program notes.

• Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony.

 

Score and parts delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.

CONSORTIUM PATRON LEVEL

Cost: *$75.00

 

 

Benefits:

•An autographed/bound copy of the score sent by physical mail

•Listed as a “patron” in the score and score program notes.

•Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony

 

Score delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.

Current Consortium Members

Edina High School (MN) – Paul Kile, Director (Commissioning Party, Consortium Lead)

Allen High School (TX) – Philip Obado

Angelo State University (TX) – Dr. Jonathan D. Alvis

Arkansas State University (AR) – Dr. Tim Oliver

Atlanta Freedom Bands (GA) – Dr. Kathleen N. Fallin

Blacksburg High School Band (VA) – Darrell Pearman, Conductor

Croatan High School (NC) – Mike Self

Cuthbertson High School (NC) – Todd Ebert

Davie County High School (NC) – Matthew Brusseau

Davis High School (UT) – Michael Crookston

Dordt University (IA) – Dr. Onsby Rose

East Central University (OK) – Dr. Nicholaus Meyers

Eastern Arizona College Wind Ensemble (AZ) – Geoff DeSpain

Eastern Winds Symphony (NJ) – Todd Nichols

Farmington High School (MN) – Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska 

Fremont High School Wind Ensemble (UT) – Jacob Bradshaw

Gardner Edgerton High School (OK) – Will Biggs and Hannah Stevens

Grosse Pointe North High School Wind Symphony (MI) – Thomas Torrento

Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (MN) – Michael Anderson

Hudson High School (WI) – Ryan McCarthy and Nick Syman

Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY) – Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer

Lake Hamilton High School (AR) – Jon Shultz 

Mansfield High School Wind Ensemble (TX) – Will Ludlow

Mid America Freedom Band (MO) – Lee Hartman

Millersville University (PA) – Dr. Joe Cernuto

Minneapolis Southwest High School (MN) – Reid Wixson

Minnesota Junior Winds (MN) – Charles Weise and Geneva Fitzsimonds

Missouri Southern State University (MO) – Dr. Brandon Robinson

Montgomery County Concert Band (PA) – Charles Neidhardt

Navarro College (TX) – Joshua Buckrucker

North Hills High School (PA) – Len Lavelle and Lucas Beaver

The Ohio State University Symphonic Band (OH) – Scott A. Jones

Orono High School (MN) – Timothy Arnold and Jennifer Runck

Presidio High School (TX) – Ron Snapp

Princeton High School Symphonic Winds (MN) – Jim Baxter

Tarleton State University (TX) – Dr. David Robinson

University of Central Missouri (MO) – Dr. Anthony Pursell

University of Dubuque (IA) – Dr. Nolan Hauta

University of St. Thomas (MN) – Dr. Matthew George

Viewmont High School (UT) – Dan Chaston

Waconia High School (MN) – Nick Hansberry and Alli Wilmes

Wayzata High School (MN) – Dr. Donald Krubsack

Winona State University (MN) – Dr. Melanie Brooks

The Woodlands Concert Band (TX) – Dr. Paul Worosello

A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect. A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence. My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions.

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