the dream songs project is an ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music for voice and guitar.
Classical voice and guitar duo, the dream songs project, mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson and guitarist Joseph Spoelstra, is dedicated to sharing and growing the repertoire for voice and guitar by working with creators of new music and promoting and educating a wider audience through recordings and live performances.
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the dream songs project is completing a studio recording of music by Minnesota composers.
the dream songs project has successfully raised the funds to record the ensemble's commissioned works (Songs of Cowboys and Hobos by Daniel Nass and The Old Wide Way by Katherine Bergman) along with Hens - Their Diseases and Cure by Christopher Gable. We are now seeking funding for the design, printing, pressing, and distribution of this recording. We on target to have the CD released in 2015.
Help support many of the dream songs project's other goals:
A 2014-15 Season of Concerts. The 2013-14 season has been planned and funded thanks to all of our generous donors from Give to the Max Day 2012 and our MRAC Grant, but we are now preparing for our next season. Expenses include purchasing scores, publicity, printing, promotion, and venue rentals.
Commissions and Calls-for-Scores. the dream songs project has been wildly successful commissioning new pieces for voice and guitar to premiere on our past two concert seasons, including Songs of Cowboys and Hobos by Daniel Nass, The Old Wide Way by Katherine Bergman, and A Minnesota Timetable by Christopher Gable. We also held our first Call-for-Scores competition this year and received many great pieces that have been included on concerts this year.
Educational Outreach. the dream songs project's next big undertaking is to increase our educational outreach by bringing concerts and workshops into high schools, colleges, and community venues. These presentations focus on a wide range of topics such as repertoire for voice and guitar, commissioning new music, and the business of running an ensemble. This year we presented at University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, the University of Minnesota, and Bloomington Jefferson High School. We are in the planning stages of a week-long residency in the LA area in 2015.
the dream songs project is a non-profit organization through the incubator program of Springboard for the Arts, our fiscal sponsor. Donations made to Springboard for the Arts through the dream songs project are reserved for the ensemble.