Enter the fEARnoMUSIC CALL for SCORES!

Application and Guidelines:

Calling all Oregon composers: fEARnoMUSIC presents its first annual Call for Scores for our Locally Sourced Sounds concert in December of 2014.

  • Composers of ALL ages are encouraged to submit their new work scored for String Quartet (two violins, one viola, one cello)
  • Composers must reside in Oregon State
  • Submitted works must not have received any prior public performance
  • Duration: maximum 10 minutes
  • Materials to be submitted include
    • Fully notated score (including graphic notation, conceptual works)
    • Recording encouraged (including MIDI recording)
    • Application fee: $25 made out to fEARnoMUSIC
  • Materials will NOT be returned unless provided with a self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • Deadline for scores must be postmarked by November 1, 2014

Materials mailed to:
fEARnoMUSIC: Call for Scores
Attn: Kenji Bunch
P.O. Box 1262
Portland, OR 97207

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
presents “fEARnoMUSIC”
An Evening Celebrating Composers with Mental Illness

Musical event to feature the works of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and more

Portland, Ore. – In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11, 2014 [http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=mental_illness_awareness_week], Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Oregon’s largest provider of community based services for people with mental illness will team up with one of Oregon’s most acclaimed contemporary chamber music arts organizations, fEARnoMUSIC, as a part of an event to celebrate the inspired works of composers who struggled with lifelong mental illnesses.

Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Wolf and Donizetti – these are all names of famous and celebrated composers who suffered from mental illness and who will be featured at the Fear No Music event. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare programs, including a music therapy program that is in development.

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities similar to the Fear No Music event, for public education about mental illness.

“As a clinical psychologist I have become very interested in the connection between mental illness and creativity, music and healing,” said Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare CEO Derald Walker, who also sits on the board for the Oregon Symphony. “The works of these famous composers should serve as proof and inspiration for all that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, nor should it define those that are afflicted. In many cases, people with mental illness often times find other ways to express and channel their feelings and emotions, which for these famous composers resulted in some extraordinary works of art that forever changed the world of music.”

Mental illness and addictions have made headlines in the wake of several recent and unforeseen tragedies. According The National Council for Behavioral Health, more than 8 million adults and children in the US are living with mental illness and addiction disorders. But what the news headlines haven’t covered is the stories of success, hope and courage from those with mental illness.

When: 8:00pm, Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Where: The Secret Society (9116 NE Russell St.) in Portland
Suggested ticket price: $25/person

To learn more, please visit the event site: http://www.secretsociety.net/event/686757.


Since 1992, Portland’s FearNoMusic has been challenging and thrilling audiences with its contemporary performances and earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of chamber music with extraordinary programs and collaborations.



Carrie Kikel
Phone: 503-680-7651
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2014 fEARnoMUSIC members

2014 fEARnoMUSIC members


YCP, 2013
2013 YCP


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