Wednesday, March 26, 2008

6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music

Call for Scores

6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music

New Music Forum is proud to announce the call for scores for the 6th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music. This year the two-concert event will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 15 & 16, 2008 at the Community Music Center in San Francisco. Composers are invited to submit up to two (2) works for consideration in any of the following categories:

  1. Solo: vocal or instrumental
  2. Chamber ensemble: up to eight (8) performers
  3. Two-channel works for digital audio media (on CD)

Submission packets should include:

  1. 2 copies of the score (do not send parts now)
  2. 2 copes of a recording of the piece, if available, on audio CD or cassette
  3. 1 copy of the completed registration form. (Downloadable from

Your piece(s) will not be considered without the registration form.

Composers must provide performers for the selected works. The FCM artistic staff can provide names and contact information of performers; however, it will be the composer’s responsibility to make all necessary arrangements for performance and compensation. Upon selection, composers will be asked to provide a brief biography, performance notes of the piece and parts, if necessary. Submitted works and materials will not be returned.

Attendance at the festival is required. If you are unable to be present at either of the two programming dates, please do not submit an entry.

Selected participants will be required to submit a registration fee of $20. Do not send the fee now.

Deadline: May 1, 2008, postmark

Composers of the selected works will be notified around June 15, 2008, via email.

For more information:

Brian Bice, co-artistic director email:

C. Michael Reese, co-artistic director email:

John Bilotta, co-artistic director email:


Send scores to:
Festival of Contemporary Music
c/o New Music Forum
P.O. Box 20936
Castro Valley, CA 94546