Bateria Call for Scores

September 2, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Bateira – an innovative chamber music group consisting of flute, viola and double bass – is looking for submissions of new music to add to its repertoire. Selected pieces will be performed at future concerts and engagements by Bateira. We will look at and consider every piece submitted. Deadline is January 14, 2015. For more information on our group and to listen to sample audio clips, please go to
Submission guidelines:
Submission deadline January 14, 2015.
This call is open to all composers.
There is no fee to submit.
The piece is to use only: flute in C or piccolo, viola(and violin), and bass.
No solos or duets.
The piece may not have been previously performed.
The piece must be composed specifically for this call and performers.
The dedication to “Bateira” should appear on the score.
Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
Works need to be submitted online at
Composers will need to register for free at Music Avatar to submit online.
You will need to provide your name, email, address, biography (125 words), program notes (125 words), and a score in PDF file format.
The performers reserve the right to not select any of the submissions for performance.

BATEIRA brings innovation to traditional works and has a bold approach to new music. A mixed ensemble of flute and strings, Bateira’s unique timbre is best described by composer, Vivian Li: “fresh sounds that, when pureed, make a wholesome drink for your spirit.”

Comprised of flutist Sandy Hughes, violist Conway Kuo, and double bassist Satoshi Okamoto, the New York City-based ensemble was born from a group of musicians and friends that enjoyed animated conversation over a platter of Bateira Sushi.

The unusual trio began by performing at church services and other community events, but since its founding in 2006, Bateira has broadened its horizons. Bateira has performed at Trinity Church, Jan Hus Church, The Met Museum, and The Harvard Club, among other New York City venues, in solo recital, for new music events and on chamber music series. Their repertoire includes both the conventional and the avant-garde, ranging from Medieval to Contemporary.

In 2012, Bateira participated in Vox Novus’s Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame series, featuring world premieres of fifteen one-minute pieces written especially for the group. As part of the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut Bateira presented all fifteen original works.

Champions of new music, Bateira continues its collaborations with both established and blossoming composers, enlarging the repertoire for this lovely combination of colors.