Friday, May 21, 2010

The Ansae Ensemble Call for Scores

The Ansae Ensemble is pleased to announce a CALL FOR SCORES

The new Canadian chamber group Ansae is programming a concert of compositions for their particular ensemble in the fall of 2010. These works must be scored for the quintet’s unusual combination of flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, saxophone (sop/alto/tenor/bari), piano, and alt. keyboard (electronic keyboard, melodica, toy piano, or combination of the above). Structured improvisation and extended techniques are permitted and encouraged.

The quintet, made up of senior students and alumni of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Composition and Improvisation programs, are all experienced performers of new music and avid improvisers. They have worked collectively with Charity Chan, Linda Catlin Smith, Glenn Buhr, Kathryn Ladano and others; this will be their third year performing together. Their first performance as an exclusive ensemble was in April 2010, performing pianist Andrew Mellanby’s “Resonances” on a recital of his compositions and improvisations.

Every work will be read and recorded and sent to the composers. As many new works as possible will be performed live in-concert in Kitchener-Waterloo.


  • Applicants must be aged 30 or under on the date of submission.
  • The work should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their entries digitally (pdf) to, or mail them to

264 Ottawa St S
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3T7

Please Include:

  1. a legible score of the work
  2. transposed parts
  3. a separate document giving your name, a brief biography, contact information, and any program notes
  4. a self-addressed, stamped envelope should you wish your scores to be returned

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2010