Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber works by young composers semi-annual call for scores:

January 9, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

semi-annual call for scores:
Deadline: july 15
Music written by composers age 35 or under on January 1 of the present year.

Compositions may be for any instrumentation or length. However, preference for programming in the 2015-2016 season will be given to works that draw from the Juventas core instrumentation (any combination): flute (including piccolo & alto flute), clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano.

For the upcoming season(s), we are especially interested in:
-Works that utilize technology in an unusual way
-Solo and duo works for any Juventas core instrument for our Spotlight series
-Music by very young composers for our special performance featuring composers under 18.
​-Opera scenes or full-length opera for our unMET performances and annual opera project.

At least one composer may win the opportunity to have their work programmed in the 2015-2016 season. Others will be considered for future performance, including programming for the 2016-2017 season.
Juventas reserves the right to choose no winner if an entry of sufficient quality is not found.

A recording is NOT required.

SEMIANNUAL CALL FOR SCORES
Deadline: Extended to July 10, 2015!!

Our Mission: To promote and perform new music by young, living composers.

Call for Scores

Juventas New Music Ensemble seeks chamber works by young composers for programming in its 2015-2016 concert season and beyond. At least one composer could win the opportunity to have their work programmed in the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Other compositions from this call may go into Juventas’ repertoire for programing in future seasons. Juventas reserves the right to choose no winner if an entry of sufficient quality is not found. Applications must be submitted by July 15, 2015 to be considered for performance in the 2015-2016 Season.

Eligibility:

Composers must be age 35 or under on January 1 of the present year.

Compositions may be for any instrumentation or length, however preference will be given to works that draw on the Juventas core instrumentation: flute (including piccolo & alto flute), clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano. For the upcoming season(s), we are especially interested in:
Works that utilize technology in an unusual way
Solo and duo works for any Juventas core instrument for our Spotlight series
Music by very young composers for our special performance featuring composers under 18
Opera scenes or full-length opera for our unMET performances and annual opera project.

Agreement:

The composer grants Juventas the worldwide right and license to perform, reproduce for purposes of performance, record, and distribute recordings of our performance of the composer’s submitted piece, by means of physical copies or digital transmissions or deliveries.

If the work is published, the composer is responsible for securing the performance and mechanical rights for the piece (for physical and digital distribution). If a piece includes text not in public domain, the composer is responsible for securing the rights to reproduce and perform the text used, in copies or recordings, together with the music as described below.
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If selected, the composer must provide all instrumental parts at least three months in advance of the programmed concert. In addition, he/she is encouraged to attend onerehearsal and one performance of the chosen piece.

All application materials become property of Juventas.

By submitting a music composition to Juventas, the applicant agrees to the guidelines and terms outlined in this application. The applicant guarantees that the enclosed manuscript is his or her original work and sole property, and that the applicant has obtained all licenses necessary to comply with his or her obligations.

Submission Process:

All application materials must be submitted via email. Musical score(s) should be sent in PDF file format, and a digital recording or reproduction in a file format such as mp3, m4a, wav, midi, etc. Biographies and program notes should be included as an attachment in a rich text format of your choice, such as MS Word, Open Office, Writer, Google Docs, etc.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered for performance.

Steps

1. Submit the composition information using the online form located at
http://submissions.juventasmusic.com

2. E-mail the following application materials to submissions@juventasmusic.com with
“2013-2014 Call for Scores – YOUR NAME” in the subject heading:
a. Musical Score(s)
b. Recording(s) or Reproduction(s) if available [not required]
c. Biography (200 words)
d. Program Notes
e. Proof of permission to use text if text is not in public domain
f. Copy of your submission payment receipt (see below)

3. Submit $15 composer application fee for each composition by visiting
http://store.juventasmusic.com

For more information contact: info@juventasmusic.com

Tips
It’s okay to send multiple emails. Just make sure to keep the subject heading the same.

Large files can be sent via email using a service such as YouSendIt. However, please
be sure that there is no short-term expiration date for viewing files.

Having trouble with PDF’s? Try reading this guide:
http://www.labnol.org/software/adobe-pdf-guide-tutorial/6296/

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About Juventas:

Dubbed a “Classical Music Pick” five times by the Boston Globe, Juventas New Music Ensemble
voices the musical culture of the present by featuring repertoire of composers age 35 and under. From lyrical melodies to recorded sounds from outer space, our performances showcase the most engaging music of today’s generation. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the ensemble has seven core musicians augmented with guest artists to form a wide array of instrumentations—both traditional and non-traditional.

Since its founding in 2005, Juventas has showcased works by over 150 composers in more than 75 exhilarating performances and has held residencies at The Boston Conservatory (2006-present), Middlebury College (2010, 2011), and Harvard University (2011, 2012).

Juventas has also collaborated on several recording projects with Parma Records and with individual composers. This season, we will be releasing a full album of new music by young composers with the support of New Dynamic Records. In addition to chamber music concert, our performances have included collaborations with visual artists, dancers, scientists and political activists. Juventas also produces an annual Opera Project, featuring a new, fully-staged production each season. Our recent productions have received The American Prize for Best Professional Opera Production (2012) and the National Opera Association Award for Best Professional Production (1st place 2011, 2nd place 2012).