Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Contemporaneous Call for Scores

In the spirit of keeping up with the music of now, Contemporaneous holds an annual Call for Scores open to composers of all ages and origins. We are open to a wide variety of instrumentations and can accept works with electronic components. While we may consider works that slightly exceed these limitations, we mostly accept works for the following instrumentation, including solos and subsets:

  • 1 flute
  • 1 oboe
  • 1 clarinet
  • 1 bassoon
  • 1 horn
  • 1 trumpet
  • 1 trombone
  • 2 percussion
  • 1 piano
  • 1 electric guitar
  • 1 harp
  • 2 violins
  • 1 viola
  • 1 cello
  • 1 contrabass

At least one work submitted to our Call for Scores will be selected to be programmed during the Contemporaneous 2011-2012 concert season. Composers may submit up to three compositions to each annual Call for Scores. Each submission should include the following:

  • Score (.pdf or hard copy)
  • Recording, if available (CD or .mp3 - MIDI renderings are acceptable)
  • Contact information (name, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number)
  • Bio, résumé, or CV

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, although mail-in submissions will be also be accepted. Please send electronic submissions to allforscores@contemporaneous.org. Composers wishing to mail in their submissions should e-mail for details. If return of materials is desired, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with correct postage. For questions about the call for scores, please contact us.

The deadline for the 2011-2012 season Call for Scores is March 1, 2011. Winning scores will be selected and composers notified of the news by April 15, 2011. With composers' permission, scores and recordings that are not selected for programming next season will be kept for consideration for future programs.

Contemporaneous is a versatile, entirely youth-run new music ensemble based in New York, devoted to presenting programs of music by living composers both emerging and established. Founded in 2010, Contemporaneous regularly gives passionate performances of cutting-edge music for audiences throughout the Hudson Valley and in New York City. Hailing from four continents, the over 35 members of contemporaneous are avid entrepreneurs and enthusiasts for the promotion of awareness and appreciation of new music among audiences of all types. Though most of our musicians study at Bard College, Contemporaneous is an independent ensemble not supported financially by the College. We are a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York.