songSLAM Ann Arbor
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

songSLAM Ann Arbor

The Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with the Kerrytown Concert House, and Mc’d by Kathleen Kelly. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Ann Arbor songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE (Click the link!) at 6 pm on Monday, September 10th.   To purchase tickets for the event, click here.

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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songSLAM Minneapolis
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

songSLAM Minneapolis

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Minneapolis songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Source Song Festival. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $900 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Minneapolis songSLAM is $15 and will begin HERE at 5 pm (CST) on Friday, November 16th. 

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules. 

To purchase tickets for the event, click here.  

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songSLAM Toronto
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

songSLAM Toronto

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The Sparks & Wiry Cries Toronto songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Women on the Verge.  In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

This is a FREE event with a cash bar!  Bring your friends!

Team registration for the Toronto songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE at 9am EST on  Monday November 5th, 2018. Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL I
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL I

songSLAM NYC

1st event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL

The flagship event for Sparks & Wiry Cries, the NYC songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the NYC songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE (click the link!) at 6pm on Monday November 16th.  For complete NYC songSLAM rules please click here.  Tickets for the competition are $20 and have historically sold out early!

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NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL II
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL II

Word of Mouth: Mark Campbell in Song

2nd event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Songs featuring the words of poet and lyricist Mark Campbell
Soprano Martha Guth, baritone Jesse Blumberg, and pianist Erika Switzer

Featuring world premiere song cycles by Mark Baechle and Kamala Sankaram 

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NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL III
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL III

Expressions of Love: Stephanie Blythe and friends

3rd event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe & pianist Alan Louis Smith
Soprano Maggie Finnegan & pianist Daniel Overly

Featuring world-premiere song cycles by Juliana Hall and Scott Gendel
 

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NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL IV
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM FESTIVAL IV

#MeToo: Pathways to Healing

Final event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Sopranos Jennifer Holloway, Kamala Sankaram, Karen Slack
Mezzo-sopranos Margaret Lattimore, Naomi O'Connell
Pianists Lydia Brown, Kathleen Kelly

Featuring a world premiere song cycle by Natalie Draper with texts by Judy Grahn

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Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

spevSLAM Slovenia

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Ljubljana songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Ljubljana songSLAM will be 10€ and will open here in early 2019.

More information on songSLAM Slovenia will be up on the website soon, but the exciting news is that this event will be broadcast on the radio and television in Slovenia  and we couldn't be more excited!

 

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songSLAM Chicago
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

songSLAM Chicago

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Chicago songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in partnership with Fourth Coast  Ensemble. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Chicago songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE at 6pm CST Monday February 11th, 2019. 

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

songSLAM Denver

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Denver songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Denver Art Song Project. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Denver songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE at 6pm (MDT) on Friday March 1st, 2019. The theme for the Denver songSLAM is Children's poetry

For complete Denver songSLAM rules please click here.  Check back here for the ticket link!

 

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