Jeff Scott Concerto Consortium

Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden and composer Jeff Scott present a new collaboration for trumpet and orchestra.
"Scott's Passion for Bach and Coltrane is a riveting and hopeful work that looks back in time into the histories of Western art music, jazz, poetry, and religious figures... But the work is powerfully forward looking: it draws on these past events with an eye on what is still to come, with a heart-full path for how to be in our new work." – The San Francisco Classical Voice
"Ensuring that the evening (didn’t) go too far down the rabbit hole of dark and moody music, 21st century composer Jeff Scott’s Toccata for Clarinet and Piano is a wonderful blend of classical arpeggios blended with jazz motifs. Although his primary instrument is the French horn, Scott has a long history working with jazz and dance ensembles and that rhythmic understanding is at the core of Toccata." – The Coastland Times
“Splendidly played... Radiant in new repertoire for the trumpet (featuring Mary Elizabeth Bowden)... the title track ‘Radiance’ shows just how chaste and radiant a piccolo trumpet can be...” – Gramophone Magazine

I am thrilled to be facilitating exciting work from a contemporary composer, and would relish having your ensemble share in this moment. The strong group of partners coming together for this consortium are all dedicated to developing new classical music, and this piece from Jeff Scott will be a worthy addition to the classical canon.

Project Details (Tentative)

Instrumentation: Solo trumpet; 2.2.2.2/4.2.2.1.1/timp.perc/str

Duration: TBD

Commission Fee: $17,500 total (including engraving). Commission buy-in: $1,000 contribution by each orchestra (tentative, based on 17-18 co-commissioners); $500 contribution for piano reduction

Co-commission Deadline: Spring 2024

Premiere Performance Rights Exclusivity for Consortium Members: Spring 2025 - Spring 2026