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Welcome to the Cayambis Connection!

We are delighted to present the third edition of the Cayambis Connection, and are pleased to welcome you to its pages! We use the word “connection” because we would like you to consider yourself part of a closely connected group of people, who like us, have very special interests. Because of this, we hope that you will find our newsletter to not only be interesting, but engaging as well. However, an equally important part of being connected is that our newsletter will be a source of exclusive news about the many projects and activities of Cayambis Music Press. Lastly, but more significantly, a connection is not just one-way. Should you have any comments or suggestions, we would be most happy to receive them. Just write to us and let us know what you think.
Dolly Hsu
Dolly Hsu

Dolly Hsu Named CMP Artist

Pianist, vocal coach and music director Dolly Hsu is the conductor for Promusica Ensemble and is the accompanist for the St. Louis Artist Theatre Artists-in-Training Program. Dolly earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and holds a Masters degree in Piano Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). She has served as pianist for opera programs in the Scuola Italia Summer Program and the Taiwan International Summer Broadway Academy. In the St. Louis area, Dolly teaches through the Keyboard Development Program at SIUE and accompanies vocal and instrumental students at St. Charles Community College.

CMP Composers in the News

Variaciones veloces y líricas, by Luis Ernesto Gómez, was premiered on May 22 by the National Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela under the direction of Régulo Stabilito. The concert, which took place in the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, was part of the 18th Latin American Music Festival held in that city.
Jorge Oviedo conducted Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro and the Symphonic Municipal Band of Quito in a performance of Rosauro's concerto for marimba on May 30 in Quito's Sucre National Theater.
Luis Pérez Valero's piece, Homenaje a David Tudor, was performed on June 14 as part of the Second Cycle of Chamber Music at the Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas, Venezuela.
Federico Núñez is organizing the Second International Guitar Competition and Festival, which is to be held from October 2 - 5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event will feature conferences, master classes and a demonstration of guitar making, as well as performance by guitarists from Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

For Our Subscribers

Take 10% off the price of any item in our catalog! It's easy: At checkout enter the word, 10off, in the coupon field. This special offer is good for up to three items and even includes each and every one of Demian Galindo's compositions. Cayambis Music Press values and appreciates the individuals and institutions that support our company.
Demian Galindo

CMP Featured Composer

Demian Galindo is the Cayambis Music Press featured composer for the month of July. Demian has made headlines recently for his involvement in a musical collective known as “Project Chaos,” which is a group made up of composers, musicians, dancers and even engineers who are generating unique artistic forms in Guadalajara, Mexico. In a recent article Galindo, and fellow collaborator Abraham Calva (who we met in March), were recognized for having created new audiences, even though support from the state government has been somewhat tepid. Demian also commented on the limited number of locales where contemporary classical music can be performed in that city, saying, “There has always been little room here for contemporary music; however, there are places like The Suspended House which has opened its doors without any problem for any kind of music, they don’t have any aesthetic prejudice.”
In another article Demian is named as a composer of international stature, which is something that we already knew. So it's fitting to feature Demian as a composer of the month, and in recognition of this, offer a 10% reduction at checkout on every one of his pieces that we publish.

New Composers! New Titles!

Cayambis Music Press is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of our first call for compositions. The dozens of compositions that were submitted by March 15 were placed in the hands of our editorial committee, who, during the months of March, April and May, gave full consideration to the works of each composer. As a result, contracts were proffered to six composers, of whom, five, the Argentines Federico Echave, Federico Núñez and Adriana Verdié, Colombian Alba Triana and Peruvian Alvaro Ponce de León, have signed with the company. Each brings exciting new works that are currently being added to our catalog. The sixth contract, with Alvaro Zúñiga, of Peru, is expected to be signed as soon as copyright clearance has been secured from the librettist of his chamber opera for tenor and mixed quartet, El último salto de Nijinksy (Nijinsky's Last Jump).
We would like to not only thank all of the composers who submitted compositions for review, but especially the members of our editorial committee for their hard work and dedication. It's no easy task to evaluate so many works in such varied formats, but they applied themselves fully to the task, thereby contributing to the success of this effort.
These are just a few of the new titles that have been added to our catalog during the past several weeks: Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet, by Argentine composer Federico Echave; Demian Galindo's Chacala for mixed quintet and Cantos veloces, by Venezuelan composer Luis Ernesto Gómez. A number of other compositions, such as Miguel Santaella's Praeludium for soprano and mixed ensemble and Ceremonial No. 2 for flute choir by Luis Pérez Valero, are currently in preparation and should be ready for inclusion to the CMP catalog by the end of this month.

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CMP Launches Artist Program

Along with the commercialization of Latin American sheet music for small ensembles, one of the principal objectives of Cayambis Music Press is to position itself as the foremost advocate of the classical music of that region while at the same time promoting the performance of its publications. With this in mind, Cayambis Music Press is in the process of selecting individual musicians and ensembles for inclusion into its recently launched Artist Program. The criteria for inclusion into this program include not only professional attributes and capabilities, but also the willingness and ability of each individual musician or ensemble to promote CMP compositions through performance and/or recordings.

Interesting New Content

Along with the new titles, be sure to check out the new content that's being added to the CMP website. For example, there's an interesting article (with illustration!) on the USA page about a performance of four Latin American works for wind quintet that was presented by the Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet in 1961.
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