The Unknown Ratio


How many musical ideas does it take for one to reach a score page?

How many ideas on a page eventually arrive at the ears of a listener?

In August and September of 2012, twenty-six composers, arrangers, studio and symphony performers, and touring artists decided to seek a way they might alter that unknown ratio. They chose the name Nashville Composer Collective. As NCC consisted of an array of various instrumentalists, they set out to compose for the instrumentation within the membership, as they were unfunded. Nashville Symphony Orchestra generously volunteered. Belmont University offered its top students, and freelance players generously gave their valuable time. This opened the tonal palette much wider to the composers and members, whose purpose includes, “creating new music, encouraging non-member composers, and finding the way for this new music to be performed.”

On October 27, 2013, and March 3, 2014, the first two performances were given. July 9, 2017 will be our thirteenth. This website makes it possible for us to be connected to our audience, to display our members names, photos, videos, and sound files, as well as upcoming events, venues, symposiums and clinics, plus providing ways for you to support our activities financially.

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