SJCE is very pleased and honored to announce that we have received a Group Projects Grant from 4Culture, a Cultural Service Agency for King County WA.
The grant was awarded to help fund our most ambitious project yet: A Composer/Choreographer Collaboration in partnership with the Karin Stevens Dance Company. 4 choreographers will be paired with 4 SJCE composers to create 4 new dance pieces with original music. Music will be scored for a 9-piece band. The project is under way and performances are slated for March 2012.
In other news, SJCE is making a record!
On Oct. 9 and 10 we will be recording 8 original works that we have commissioned in the last 3 years. SJCE is excited to record music by Samantha Boshnack, Beth Fleenor, Jim Knodle, Michael Owcharuk, Nate Omdal, Michael Catts, Andrew Oliver and Elsa Nilsson. This recording is made possible in part by the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.