Call for Scores: forty/sixty

June 3, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Online submission form can be found here.
Deadline: October 2nd, 11:59pm.


Score call for pieces to be performed by the forty/sixty string trio. Open to all women composers.

At least two pieces will be selected for performance on forty/sixty’s concert on Friday, March 31st. All submissions will be reviewed in a two-tiered, anonymous selection process. Music must be scored for the following available instrumentation: violin, cello, double bass, or duo subsets.

Submission Guidelines

Composers may send up to two submissions.
Scores should be submitted electronically (PDFs only) WITHOUT the composer’s name or any identifying information on the score or in the file name and metadata. Scores must exhibit professional engraving standards.
Submissions should be written for one to three of the available instruments.
Submissions must not exceed a maximum duration of 10 minutes. Single movements of larger works are allowed.
Recordings are strongly encouraged (MIDI realizations are acceptable) and should be submitted in mp3 format.
Materials must be submitted through our online submission form.
Timeline and Results

October 2nd: submissions received via our online submission page by 11:59pm.
December 1st: winning pieces announced on the Women Composers Festival of Hartford website and Facebook page, as well as via email to all entrants.
December 15th: winning composers must 1) confirm their attendance at the Festival, and 2) send scores, parts, and recordings that include their name.
Important note: winning composers should plan to attend the festival. This requires registration for a Festival pass, which is $100 for professionals and $30 for students, adjunct faculty members, and seniors (ages 55+). If a winning composer cannot attend the Festival, their piece will not be performed and a runner-up will be chosen to take their place.

March 31st: forty/sixty string trio concert
Other Information

Winning composers will each receive 2 complimentary tickets for friends and family that may be used on the forty/sixty concert or any other Women Composers Festival event.
Winning composers will receive a live recording of the performance of their piece after the Festival has concluded.
Women Composers Festival of Hartford cannot cover travel expenses for composers.
*Please Note: If you win a call and would like to discuss financial aid options, please contact us at

Call for Scores: forty/sixty