Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Call for Scores

April 2, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra
Call for Scores


The KMGO is issuing a Call for Scores in hopes of expanding the current repertoire for mandolin orchestra.


Instrumentation. Must consist of the following make-up: Mandolin 1 (4), Mandolin 2 (7), Mandola (2), Mandocello (2), Contrabass (1), and Guitar (4). Divisi may be used as much as wanted but may not exceed the numbers listed above. Guitars are classical 6-string standard tuned guitars.
Length. There is no restriction on length of the work.
Soloists. The work must NOT make use of any soloists and must use the standard ensemble only as listed above.
Scoring. Mandolas are to be scored in treble clef transposing at the octave.
Deadline. Scores must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2016
Application must be included in submission.
Please submit one score and one complete set of parts. A CD containing a recording of your work may be included but it is not mandatory. (Midi and mp3 files are acceptable.) Materials will not be returned. DO NOT send originals.
There is no fee required to enter this contest.
The applicants will be judged by a four member panel of KMGO members.
The winner will be notified no later than November 30, 2016
Premier performance will take place during the 2016-2017 season of the KMGO schedule.
Winning composition will become a permanent part of the KMGO music library.