Call for Scores–Windy Valley Ringers

January 11, 2016 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

The Windy Valley Ringers of Ellensburg First United Methodist Church (WA) invite composers of any age to submit scores for their upcoming spring concert. Up to seven scores will be chosen; winning composers will receive recordings of their works and are invited to attend the concert, but not required.

The concert’s theme is “New Life, New Music” and is planned shortly after Easter. Pieces submitted do not need to be Easter related, however those that could be performed in a worship service are more likely to be chosen. Please see guidelines below.

–Works should be scored for 2-3 octave handbell choir (written C3-C6). Smaller ensembles (duets, quartets) are also welcome.

–Works should be original music, not arrangements of hymns or other previously written music.

–Difficulty level should be 3 or lower.

–Most extended techniques are welcome, with the exception of suspended bell stands.

–Works may have been performed before. Preference will go to works written in the last 5 years and unpublished.

–Composers may submit multiple scores; however, we will only perform one piece per composer on our concert.

Some of the winning works may be kept for later performances. We will contact these composers to retain rights if the need arises. In submitting your scores, you agree to allow copying of your score for rehearsal and performance.

Submit scores to by February 15, 2016. If chosen, we will request a short bio and program notes, if any.