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Inclusive Repertoire Initiative

The LSU Department of Bands and LSU Symphony Orchestra are issuing a call for scores by underrepresented composers to be performed and recorded by the instrumental ensembles during the 2022 - 2023 academic year. We believe it is our responsibility to support, encourage, and promote music and composers from historically marginalized communities and to program repertoire that reflects the diverse makeup of our student body. Submitted scores will be reviewed by members of the LSU faculty/staff and selected pieces will be programmed throughout the year.

Submitted pieces are not limited to new compositions. All original compositions in the category of an underrepresented composer with a minimum of 10 players will be reviewed. For questions, please contact us via email at bands@lsu.edu

Please submit materials by May 31, 2022. Composers of selected pieces will be notified via email by June 15, 2022.

Note: details specifying the underrepresented criteria are available on the submission form.

 

Past Selections

2021

  • Henry Dorn - Shadows
  • Darryl Johnson II - X
  • Shuying Li - The Last Hivemind
  • Jose Martinez - Danzas Torridas
  • Andrea Reinkemeyer - Smoulder and Dos Danzas
  • Joshua Shank - How About Here
  • Roger Zare - We Choose to Go to the Moon

2022

Composers will be notified by June 15, 2022 if their piece has been selected.