As a University Partner of Brass Legacy, your subscription supports the creation of four brand new compositions for brass chamber music every year, and you will receive one hard copy of the score/parts to all four commissions within your subscription year. In addition, all students, faculty, and alumni with an active university library login will have access to our members lounge which features our downloadable quarterly publication and archived searchable articles, with many more features on the way like exclusive recordings of commissioned works and performance videos of some of the leading brass chamber ensembles in the world.
Fair point, if all you are looking for is quantity of the same works performed over and over again (we’re looking at you Die Bankelsangerlieder). But this is about actively contributing to the creation of brand new works for brass chamber art music. And if you break it down to how much it costs to be part of even just one commissioning consortium (usually between $250 and $1000), you really start to see the value and power of this new revolving consortium system. The ability to mobilize such a large community is crucial in order to be able to commission prominent on-demand composer whose fees and timeframe for composition would create impeding barriers to individuals and smaller consortiums.
If we are not commissioning and performing the music of living composers, how can we expect audiences to be exposed to music that has a direct connection to our everyday experiences? Brass Legacy is far more than a commissioning consortium and a quarterly publication. Brass Legacy is access to new commissions immediately available to every student on your campus; it is a tool to teach the importance and creative benefits of commissioning and performing the music of living composers; and it is a window into the process of making the history of tomorrow.
We have our own proprietary code that recognizes IP address and IP address range, and anyone accessing the members lounge from any of those IP addresses will be allowed access. So when you complete registration, we will send an email within 48 hours with instructions on how to embed our code onto your library’s protected page. The email will also request your range of IP addresses, so when a student logs into their account via your library website, they can click on the link to Brass Legacy in the library portal and will be redirected to the members lounge with full access to the site.
Yes, you can view the licensing agreement HERE.
If you wish to cancel your membership, please fill out a contact form with the subject “Cancel Membership” or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and your subscription to Brass Legacy will be terminated at the end of your subscription year. Until then, you will still have access to the members lounge and will receive any commissioned works that you are entitled to. We do not provide refunds except for extenuating circumstances to be agreed upon by Brass Legacy administration.
All publications and articles are available for download and as a subscribing member you are entitled to download all past and current publications and articles to archive forever. If you decide to unsubscribe, you will still be able to continue using your previously downloaded copies of the publication and articles. However, after your subscription year is completed, you will no longer have access to the site and future publications.
Since all students and faculty of a subscribing academic institutions have access to the Members Lounge through the same university profile, we have intentionally blocked access to the “My Profile” page to keep the profile information of the administrator private. If you are the administrator who registered your university for Brass Legacy and you wish to access or change your profile information, please send us a message with the subject line “Request Profile Information” or “Change Profile Information”, and we will contact you shortly.