Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition UPLIFTED: Answering The Call (Band) was selected as Finalist Honorable Mention for the 2023 American Prize in Composition in the Pops/Light Music division. The American Prize celebrates American Excellence in the Arts. The music was commissioned by the USAF Band of Mid-America in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The US Air Force and to honor the Air Mobility Command. Click to listen: https://josephspaniola.com/music/uplifted/
Joseph T. Spaniola’s THE FIRST STEP (Bassoon and Orchestra) has been released on the album DIMENSIONS Vol. 5 (Navona Records) and recorded by Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (Czech Republic), Radek Joska, Bassoon, and Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor. The First Step explores the mourning of the old, summoning the courage to move forward, and ends with the first step on the new path. DIMENSIONS is found the Navona Records Website, or on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, Deezer and other streaming platforms. Follow this link to listen on YouTube: THE FIRST STEP
On March 31 Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola was honored for Distinction in Faculty Scholarly, Creative, and Research Activities at the University of West Florida. On receiving the award, Spaniola stated, “I am humbled that the work that I find so engaging and rewarding rises to the level of distinction.”
For all o f you heading to the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference 2023 Biennial Conference held at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, stop by to hear Chris Sacco’s premier of my new work, Unibi Ortri on Friday, March 31. The performance is located at the Thad Cochran Center – Ballroom 3 at 2:20 PM. Unibi Ortri was commissioned by Chris and was designed to be played by one, two or three players (Alto Saxophone, Piano and Flute).
For more information on other NASA events see: https://www.saxophonealliance.org/conference.asp
For all of you heading to The Midwest Clinic, stop by W178 on Monday, Dec 19 at 10:30 for The Air National Guard Bands presentation of the 2022 Concert Band New Music Reading Session to hear my RESOUNDING JOY. I will see you at the session or stop by to see me at the Musica Propria booth (#1700). At the booth, see RESOUNDING JOY and other great music from Julie Giroux, Joseph T. Spaniola and Karel Butz.