Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Manhattan New Music Project Call for Scores

Call for Scores Deadline: January 31, 2011

The contemporary classical music website Sequenza 21, in partnership with Manhattan New Music Project (MNMP), is pleased to issue a call for scores.

Composers of any age may submit a single work with the following instrumentation: violins (2), viola, cello, piano, and percussion. Works for smaller groupings (solos, duos, trios, etc.) that employ the above instruments are especially welcome. In the interest of performing as many entries as possible, pieces that are shorter in duration may be preferred. Sound recordings may be submitted on a CD in MP3 format.

Several pieces will be selected from these entries for our 2011 concert in New York City (date/location TBA), performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble – ACME. The program committee will include Christian Carey (Sequenza 21), Clarice Jensen (ACME), and Hayes Biggs (Manhattan School of Music).

There is no entry fee. There is also no remuneration apart from the performance. Those composers selected for the concert will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations should they wish to attend the event.

Scores with CD recordings (if available) will be accepted at the address below until 5:00 PM on Monday, January 31, 2011. Please do not send parts at this time. Materials will be returned if accompanied by an SASE with appropriate postage.

Mail to

Sequna21/MNMP 2011 Concert
243 West 30th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001


Deadline: 5:00 PM on January 31, 2011 (receipt of materials; not postmark deadline)

Age limit: none

Entry fee: none

Limitations: only one (1) work per entrant will be considered.

Instrumentation: vlns (2), vla, clo, pno, perc

Prize: a New York performance by ACME, sponsored by Sequenza 21 and MNMP.

Return of materials: with SASE

Submitted works that do not conform to the above guidelines cannot be considered for inclusion on the program.

For any questions please email CallforScores@mnmp.org.