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2020-21 NWS BLUE PROJECTS
During the 2020-21 season, NWS Fellows are participating in NWS BLUE projects. Standing for Build, Learn, Understand and Experiment, NWS’s BLUE program is a combination of leadership and entrepreneurship training and hands-on experimentation that provides NWS Fellows with a comprehensive skill set to complement their musical training.
NWS BLUE projects allow all Fellows to pursue musical activism based on their personal interests with their own original initiatives, from concept to execution. These special projects guide their continued development, while demonstrating music's ability to have a positive impact on the community, and benefiting South Florida programs and businesses.
NWS BLUE projects were made possible with support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
The 2020-21 season’s BLUE projects fall into three main categories: audience and community engagement, education and media, and will reach diverse audiences.
* MIDIC WINDS RESIDENCY
Fellows: Johanna Gruskin and Justin Cummings
Alumnus: Russell Rybicki
Wind quintet residency in Kansas that provided live performances and a recital on the Live from our Living Room series. The quintet also commissioned a new work dedicated to Goodland, Kansas.
* INSIDE THE MUSIC: MUSIC AND MINDFULNESS
Thursday, December 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellow: Carson Marshall
A guided online experience including a centering meditation, and encourage the audience to explore their own experience through a series of sonic meditations including original improvisations, works by J.S. Bach, and others.
* FACE OFF: A BATTLE OF THE INSTRUMENTS
* CONCERT FOR KIDS: FACE OFF JR.!
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET
Fellows: Angelo Quail, Corbin Castro and Eli Pandolfi
Hosted by DJ Fly Guy, Fellows vie for the win in a classical music competition that has the audience deciding the winner. New this season is a kid-friendly version hosted by NWS alumnus Zach Manzi.
* INSIDE THE MUSIC: THAT SOUNDS LIKE…
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellow: Chava Appiah
A lecture recital that will explore certain musical techniques Western classical composers use to appropriate sounds from musical cultures beyond their own.
* SOLO SPOTLIGHT: THE OBOIST
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellow: Victoria Chung
A multimedia recital that portrays the life of a musician before and during Covid-19 through a broad sound world of oboe pieces, as well as colorful visual narrative
* BRAHMS V. TCHAIKOVSKY: THE STRING SEXTET
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellows: Michael Turkell and Stephanie Block
Alumnus: Nicholas Mariscal
NWS Fellows, alumni and friends put two of classical music’s beloved Romantics head-to-head with their iconic works for string sextet.
* INSIDE THE MUSIC: AMERICAN HERITAGE
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Fellows: Brendon Elliott
A recital of American music that explores a musical history that’s often left out of the spotlight.
* SOLO SPOTLIGHT: PERCUSSIONIST AS SOLOIST
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellow: Marcelina Suchocka
Recital of solo percussion works.
* SPECTRAL SOUNDS: THE REAL WORLD IN THE SYMPHONY
Friday, March 26, Thursday, April 15, and Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET
Fellow: Scott Leger
A series of streamed performances, partnered with an interactive online “concert museum,” that allows the audience to engage with music and sounds featured on the concert program. The program will feature music that is inspired by birds, water and “unNatural” human-made sounds.
* SOLO SPOTLIGHT: AMERICAN PIANO PREMIERES
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellow: Thomas Steigerwald
A recital featuring premieres of solo, chamber and small ensemble works.
* INSIDE THE MUSIC: HOUSE CONCERT
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
Fellows: Joo Bin Yi and Jung Eun Kang
Online performance of Baroque and Classical chamber music by NWS Fellows sheltering in place at home in Korea.
* BEER AND BRASS
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Fellows: Andrew Abel, Arno Tri Pramudia, Luca Farina, Morgen Low and Corbin Castro
Explore the notes of taste and sound in this adventurous evening that pairs brass quintet works with different beers by Veza Sur. Performance includes world premiere of an NWS commission by Giancarlo D’addona Castro that is inspired by a craft brew.
* EXPLORING WORLD FLUTES
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Fellow: Jack Reddick
A multi-instrumental recital featuring new and little-known works for different types of flutes from around the world, with a historical description of each one.
* INSIDE THE MUSIC: MENTAL HEALTH @ NWS
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Fellow: Leah Stevens
Recital to raise support for NAMI Miami-Dade—a mental health organization that provides free mental health resources to NWS’s local community.
* UNMUTED: DISCOVERING THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Fellows: Chelsea Sharpe and Brendon Elliott
A lecture recital exploring Black composers and musicians through historical context, video animations and performance.
* LIVE FROM OUR LIVING ROOM
Ongoing throughout season
Fellows: Scott Leger, Chava Appiah, Margeaux Maloney, Scott Jackson, Arno Tri Pramudia
Live and pre-recorded chamber music performed by NWS Fellows from their homes in Miami Beach and at the New World Center.
ENCORE FOR HEROES
Fellows: Harry Chang, Stephanie Block, Sophia Bernitz, Clare Bradford, Michael Rau, Sam Pedersen and Dillon Welch
Series of videos featuring classical music’s most beautiful melodies, dedicated to healthcare heroes and front-line workers.
A NEW WORLD OF MUSIC PODCAST
Fellows: Gabe Napoli, Spencer Ingersoll
Conversations with musicians about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
THE ART OF THE MUSIC LIBRARY
Fellow: Matthew Searing
Creation of a method book for aspiring music librarians
OPEN BOOK PERCUSSION RESOURCES
Fellow: Charlie Rosmarin
A free online educational resource for percussionists, featuring blog posts, interviews, videos, and recommended readings.
MUSICIAN’S LIFESTYLE BLOG: THE MARLEA NOTE
Fellow: Marlea Simpson
Lifestyle blog for musicians that covers fashion, beauty, health, fitness and music
Fellows: Kathryn Bradley and Michael Turkell
Create an NWS Fellows page on Instagram to be run by Fellows in order to share their stories and expand NWS’s global reach. Follow @FellowsOfNWS.
VIA: VIRTUAL INCLUSION ARTISTS + MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT
Ongoing throughout season
Fellow: Corbin Castro
Alumni: Christopher Robinson
VIA artists continue to engage musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music through a new partnership with Miami Music Project.
ORCHESTRAL EXCERPT DIGITAL COMPANION
Fellow: Ethan Hoppe
Fellow-created website that serves as an audition preparation resource.
SOCIAL MEDIA SYMPHONY
Fellow: Scott Leger, Ka-Yeon Lee
Led by Horn Fellow Scott Leger, Fellows experiment and create a variety of social media content for YouTube and Instagram.
Fellow: Arno Tri Pramudia
Online workshops about brass fundamentals for young instrumentalists
INTERACTIVE CONCERT PLAYBOOK: A MUSICIAN'S GUIDE TO ENGAGING AUDIENCES
Fellow: Thea Humphries
A research project that will culminate in an Audience Engagement guide for interactive performances and series of resources for performers.
BRASS QUINTET PLAY-ALONG
Fellow: Jessica Elder
Educational play-along resource for students wishing to perform brass chamber music with others while ensembles are unable to gather during the pandemic.
NWS AND SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP
Fellow: Antonio Escobedo
A partnership between NWS and Seattle Public Schools on educational resources and guides for student musicians and teachers during the pandemic.
THE COLLECTIVE QUARTET
Fellow: Stephanie Block
Alumni: Drew Comstock, Christopher Robinson and Alex Gonzalez
The string quartet is recording a series of interviews with underrepresented composers and remote recordings of their pieces.
SHATTERING THE CEILING
Fellow: Kelsi Doolittle
A series of conversations empowering women and building community in the classical music industry.
* Events that are open to the public