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Eastern ACDA Contemp Lit Reading Session

Now that I have been home for a while, I have had a chance to review the music from the various reading sessions and am enjoying them very much.  Having them all on the thumb drive is very convenient, as is having all the ordering information.
 
The contemporary literature reading session has a lot of interesting literature, much of it self-published.  I have been having issues finding good contacts for some of the composers.  For example, the only e-mail address I could find in a google search for Vaclovas Augustinas was an old geocities address that no longer works.
 
Does anyone know if there is a document containing contact information for the self-published composers?  I certainly don't want to publish people's e-mail addresses on a forum like this, but it would be useful to know where to begin to look beyond google.
on February 27, 2012 5:40am
Hi Mark,
 
Yes ! We are fully tuned with you!
This aim is part of the the targets of Musica International database : www.musicanet.org, the database of the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music).
 
However, as the French proverb "La plus belle fille du monde ne peut donner que ce qu'elle a" (The prettiest girl of the world can only give what she has) , you will probably find many such contact in Musica International database (more than 29,000 composers referenced), but not those that we do not know and who were never cited by the world's choral music community.
 
Musica International is now fully interactive (even for free if the collaborator is not convinced that it deserves a donation to make the project living).
 
Go to www.musicanet.org; take a free account id you don't have one yet. Then you can search either in the composers' database, or in the publishers' database if the composer you are looking for is referenced of not.
And if you want to add a self-publishing composer, do it yourself, or get in touch with : office(a)musicanet.org
 
Best regards,
Jean
on February 27, 2012 4:53pm
Dear Mark, and others,
 
I'm so sorry this has happened. Apparently there was a mix up and not all of the files intended for your receipt were included on the flash drive. I have, therefore, created a webpage to help distribute the appropriate files and provide more background.
 
You can visit it here:
 
While I think the trend toward e-materials is very positive, we clearly have some kinks yet to smooth.
 
Thank you so much for your interest, Mark!
 
Miguel
 
DR. MIGUEL FELIPE
Director of Choral Activities
Assistant Professor of Music
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
 
Office: Music 110, 808-956-3859
 
 
 
on February 27, 2012 10:02pm
Thank you Jean and Miguel!
 
These resources are very rich and helpful.
 
If anyone else is reading this thread (and I do hope so!), I highly recommend these responses.
 
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on March 6, 2012 5:50pm
Another source for finding self-published composers in general is the Independent Classical Music Publishers list maintained by Robert Wendel.
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