The Musical Sculpture Garden

Coming in June, 2021!

This project will offer out audience a unique opportunity to stroll through Rancho San Rafael park while enjoying solo musicians performing short works, including several of our winners from the Micro-commission Project. We will also be premiering several new pieces written specifically for this event. Check back for more details soon!

The Micro-commission Project

After several weeks and over one-hundred submissions, we are proud to have selected several winning pieces to record!

Enjoy this playlist of recordings of all our winning pieces.

Winning composers and pieces

  • Jeff Manookian - Vision Fugitive for solo violin

  • Kent Philip Baker - The Bearer of Evil Tidings for solo horn

  • Eddie Bean - Petition for solo cello

  • Dario Argentesi - Captain Violin's Arrival, Sword Fight & Goodbye for solo violin

  • Neo Korths - The blackbird in the forest for violin and horn

  • Moritz Laßmann - Epigram for solo cello

  • David Jason Snow - A bisl shnaps far di fidler

  • Monica Houghton - Yellow grass for solo violin

  • Jean-Pierre Vial - Rêverie for solo horn

  • John Secunde - A window for solo cello

  • Zach Gulaboff Davis - Whirlwind for solo violin

  • Giliad Cohen - La Petit Amaleque for two violins

Because of the immense success of this project, we plan to do this again in the future. Check back for another call for submissions soon!

Wanted, dead or alive: One minute (60") pieces

To composers of any age in any place, reNEW Music invites you to submit one (1) score for our first micro-commissioning project. Instrumentation is limited to the abilities of the board members of reNEW who are currently sheltering-in-place:

solo violin

solo cello

solo horn

solo trombone

trombone and soprano

2 violins

1 violin & 1 viola

horn & violin

Compositions must be no longer than one minute (1'). Selected compositions will be awarded: (a) $10 (WOW!) (b) a certification (PDF) of our esteem and appreciation (c) performance on an upcoming broadcast of our YouTube channel.

Format: PDF and MP3 are best, MIDI realizations are fine. If your piece contains text/lyrics, please make sure that you have permission to use them or that they are in Public Domain. Submissions should be emailed to

All participants will be recognized on our website and Facebook pages as contributing composers of reNEW Music.

We are professional players in Reno NV who are passionate about the living arts. We know this is a tiny amount of money, and even a small piece is worth much more than this. However, we want to reach out and connect with the larger community and we don't want the award to be nothing.

All submissions will be carefully considered, and we hope to reach people from all over the US and world beyond. Be well, keep making music and please follow our page for more news!


Paul Fleming, Kevin Miescke, Jason Fromme, Eileen Brownell, Monica Houghton, Rose Sciaroni, Lucie Zalesakova

Board of Directors

reNEW Music