Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble 2014 Call for Scores

October 26, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

Guidelines for the Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble 2014 Call for Scores

Performance on the BGSU New Music Ensemble’s March 5, 2015 concert, a concert audio recording and/or DVD video as well as the option of having the performance streamed live on the web.

Submission fee:

Composers of any age, nationality or institutional affiliation, except those currently enrolled in or employed by Bowling Green State University.

Important dates:
– November 1 (11:59pm EST), 2014 – submission deadline (received via email)
– November 11, 2014 – selected work/composer announced via email
– December 5, 2014 – professional quality performance materials due from winner (received via post)

Required submission materials (online submission only, see end of posting for details):
-1 PDF file of the score, clearly labeled (composer_title_score.pdf). Details below.
-1 PDF information document, clearly labeled (composer_title_info.pdf). Details below.

Optional submission materials:
-1 mp3 audio file, clearly labeled (composer_title_audio.mp3). Details below.
Score specifications:
-File clearly labeled (composer_title_score.pdf)
-8-15 minutes in total duration
-Instrumentation may be any subset of 7-14 players from the following list:
2 flutes (doubling piccolo or alto flute)
1 oboe
2 clarinets (doubling bass or Eb clarinet)
4 saxophones total (S, A, T, B, multiples of one type possible)
1 bassoon
2 horns
2 trumpets
2 tenor trombones
1 tuba
2 percussionists (standard orchestral and wind ensemble percussion instruments available)
1 piano
2 violins
1 viola
1 violoncello
1 contrabass

-Works that incorporate electronics will be considered, include technical details in score preface
-Works that require an instrumental soloist will not be considered

Information document specifications:
-File clearly labeled (composer_title_info.pdf)
Please include–
-Composer name
-Composition title and date of composition
-Mailing address
-Email address
-Telephone number
-Composer bio (short)
-Instrumentation of submitted work
-Brief program note of submitted work
-Performance history of submitted work

If submitting a recording (optional), please include the following information on the information document as well:
-Performing ensemble
-Date of recording
-Composers are encouraged to include timing cues (for example, 0:36-1:42) and correlating score location (page and measure number) for 1 or 2 excerpts that they feel are most representative of the work.

Recording submission specifications (recordings are optional):
-The mp3 file should be labeled clearly (composer_title_audio.mp3).
-Mp3s of MIDI mock-ups will be accepted, but are not encouraged.
-Please send a single, complete file (timing cues may be indicated on your information sheet). Multiple files will only be accepted if the submitted work is in multiple movements.

Submission instructions:
-All pdf and mp3 files should be uploaded to a single, new, clearly labeled folder within the composer’s Dropbox account. (The Dropbox file hosting service is easy to use, reliable and highly preferred,
-A URL link to download this folder from Dropbox should then be sent from the composer’s email address to the following email address:
-Do not “share” your folder, simply paste the its link in your email message
-Files sent as email attachments will not be accepted and will not be opened.

-One composition will be selected for performance. However, the selection committee has the right to decline any and all submissions for performance should none be acceptable for the project. The selection committee’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Past Winners:
2014, Michael Quell Anamorphosis II (-Polymorphia) for ensemble in various spatial constellations
2013, Per Bloland Wood Machine Music for clarinet, string quartet, percussion and electronics
2012, Liviu Marinescu A-Gain for flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, piano, violin, cello and contrabass

Questions? Please contact:
Christopher Dietz, Director
Bowling Green State University New Music Ensemble