Nashville Composer Collective was formed in the fall of 2012 when Studio players, NSO members, road musicians, college faculty, and local composers met and discussed ways for their non-commercial writing to be played and have an audience. Their second goal was to reach other composers, offering them a venue plus musicians playing pro-bono, and being supportive of newly written pieces. Goal three was to draw families with children that may have little opportunity to hear symphonic players.
The inaugural concert, Oct. 2013 at The Village Chapel, was followed by twenty-five concerts at venues including Ward Hall, DLC, Nashville State Community College, W. O. Smith School, art galleries with compositions based on visual art, and a number of churches. The ensembles are written for range from full orchestra to quintets, quartets, trios, piano sonatas, and solo instruments. Submissions are screened and selected by an audition committee for programming. Including three performances for the purpose of funding Rudy’s Jazz Club, NCC’s new works performed totaled over 150.
In the new classical series just begun, Franklin First UMC welcomes the often unconventional compositions of NCC on the evening of June 21, 2022.