James Naigus

Visions

Visions was written in 2021 and supported by Chris Castellanos and the Visions Consortium Project. The title of the piece refers to the different and unique visual or mental landscapes or... visions, that the music evokes in the listener and performer. This piece was conceived in 2020 during the pandemic, when collaboration among musicians dwindled and artistic motivation waned. My goal was to write a piece that would be safely programmable on recitals without collaboration, challenging enough to pique motivation, and most importantly, fun to play.



At the request of a few consortium members, I have also created solo parts for bass clef instruments (tuba, euphonium, and trombone so far), so if you would like to play this piece with a different instrumentation, please just send me an e-mail!

Update (1/1/21): The piece is currently under the Consortium performance guidelines, and will be available for purchase to the general public on June 1st, 2021.

Members of the Visions Consortium include:
Chris Castellanos
Nick Kenney
Jordan Redd
Paul Basler
University of Florida Horn Studio
Katy Webb
Dafydd Bevil - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jesse Orth - Texas A&M University
Jennifer Presar
Mike Simpson
Lauren Becker - Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
Sarah Schouten - Mercyhurst University
Jeff Nelsen - Indiana University
Patrick Smith - VCU Ram Horns
Jacqueline Kerstetter - Kansas State University
Juan Berrios - Dallas Brass
Wayne Lu
Isabella Lu
Tiffany Damicone - Kenyon College
Heidi Oros
Evan Young
Alexander Shuhan - Ithica College
Patrick Hughes
Martin Hackleman - UMKC Conservatory
Randil Jeffreys
Nancy Joy - New Mexico State University
Dakota Corbliss - University of North Carolina – Wilmington
David Zerkel - University of Michigan
Larry Williams - Washington Adventist University
Bruce Heim - University of Louisville
Anne Marie Cherry - Schwob School of Music
Ben Lieser - University of Central Florida
Lanette Compton - Oklahoma State University
Paul Compton - Oklahoma State University
Dr. Kenneth Javier Iyescas - Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Julie Landsman - Juilliard and USC
Ian Zook - James Madison University
Bart Indevuyst
Matthew Meadows
Natalie Adcock
Brenda Luchsinger
James Boldin - University of Louisiana Monroe
Ilze Brink-Button - Cornell University and Binghamton University
Eric C. Hawkins - Georgia State University
Nikki LaBonte
Brandon Houghtalen - Abilene Christian University
Jon Klein – BYU – Idaho
Jackson Hughston
Dr. Joseph Falvey – Tulsa Community College, University of Tulsa, and Pittsburg State University


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