Latitude 49 announces a call for scores

April 2, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Latitude 49 announces a call for scores, all submissions due 11:59pm, May 29th, 2016.

Latitude 49 will provide travel from a U.S. city and accommodations for a 2016-2017 season performance of the winners piece, as well as a high quality professional audio and video recording of the winner’s piece.
Up to three honorable mentions will receive recordings of a reading of their piece, as well as possible programming during the 2016-2017 season. Programming additional pieces beyond honorable mentions may occur.
All composer submissions will receive written ensemble feedback.

Ensemble Instrumentation:
Violin, Cello, Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone), Clarinet (B-Flat, A, C, E-Flat, and Bass), Piano, Percussion (Click HERE for full list of percussion gear available to our percussionist. Please fill out the contact form below with any percussion=-specific questions)
We WILL accept the use of electronics. Please fill out the contact form below with specific electronic media questions.

We will accept subsets of our ensemble, allowing a minimum of four players. However, a strong preference will be given to pieces utilizing all 6 players.
Latitude 49 will accept and encourage submissions of Pierrot ensemble instrumentation, but flute part must be transposed/adapted for saxophone prior to submission. Small adaption details can be worked out post-submission. Contact saxophonist Andy Hall ( for guidance and suggestions.
For ideas of previous adaptations​: (CLICK LINKS)
“Zaka”: Jennifer Higdon
“Freedom of the Eggs”: Marc Mellits
“Doublespeak”: Nico Muhly
“Micro Concerto”: Steven Mackey
“Learn to Fly” (from “These Broken Wings”): David Lang
Arrangements of previously written works will be accepted.
Submissions may have been previously performed.
Preferred Length: 3-18 minutes (for specific queries, feel free to contact us at

Materials for submission:
Please include a headshot (optional but encouraged), CV, and your submission piece including PDF Score and MIDI rendering if applicable. MIDI rendering or prior performance recording is strongly encouraged for optimal review.
All submissions sent to


Goal for Call for Scores:
To build connections and relationships with composers and to surface new works that could possibly be programmed in future Latitude 49 programs, or recorded on future albums

The Mission of Latitude 49:
Latitude 49 seeks to craft experiences in both concert hall and classroom that are creative, poignant, and lasting. With a commitment to new music as our fulcrum, we welcome all into our extended musical family, cultivating relationships with composers that grow beyond the premiere, and delivering vibrant performances that resonate with listeners beyond the final note. Our concerts are invitations into the moment, spaces for elevated awareness, and grist for ponderings both individual and global. Chamber music is the model for all that we do, both within the ensemble and without, inviting all to join actively in co-creating the Latitude experience.!blank/w89f9